[ExI] text singularity

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 00:13:05 UTC 2023

On Wed, 11 Jan 2023 at 23:49, spike jones via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> Reason has an interesting take on Vinge’s singularity, by focusing on a particular aspect.  We think of a general AI singularity, but this writer Michael Munger looks at only how ChatGPT and its cousins will impact writing.  He makes some really good points here:
> The Future of GPT4 Chatbot Text Production (reason.com)
> I am tempted to steal some of them.
> spike
> _______________________________________________

Hmmm.  If GPT4 is going to write the best texts ever, who is going to
agree that it is the best text ever?
In theory, post-singularity porn stories and porn videos might also be
the best ever, but what you think is the best ever might be VERY
different from what I think is the best ever.
As one commenter pointed out, GPT4 can't just produce every possible
arrangement of words, as that would require more atoms than are in the


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