[ExI] People are speaking with ChatGPT for hours

spike at rainier66.com spike at rainier66.com
Sat Oct 28 20:45:35 UTC 2023



...> On Behalf Of BillK via extropy-chat ...

Subject: [ExI] People are speaking with ChatGPT for hours


>...People are speaking with ChatGPT for hours, bringing 2013's Her closer
to reality Long mobile conversations with the AI assistant using AirPods
echo the sci-fi film.

Benj Edwards - 10/27/2023





>...In 2013, Spike Jonze's...


No known relation.


>....Her imagined a world where humans form deep emotional connections with


BillK, we saw this in the early 80s with Eliza.  Eliza was sufficiently
cobby that no one thought it was intelligent, but some people (all of them
women) were lonely enough and sufficiently starved for attention that they
loved Eliza, even when they realized they were talking to themselves.  They
understood themselves better than anyone.


We saw that some students were spending hours in therapy sessions with
Eliza.  The college administration wanted to know about this.  I personally
refused to hand over that information, but I think one of the other
SysAdmins did reveal it.



>...Add this into robot sex dolls and the human race happily goes extinct.






Upon realizing this, my own enthusiasm for trying to create such a device
cooled, even if I could earn a buttload.  Causing the extinction of
humankind was too high a price to pay, even for a really deep, wide and tall
pile of money.  Besides: as human population dwindled, inflation would be
thru the roof.


However... the entire race would not go extinct.  If you think it thru, we
have existing populations which carry the societal and cultural value of
reproduction.  These eschew alternate paths to gratification.  Examples
would be the Amish, the Hutterites, much of modern Africa perhaps.  Those
places are mostly immune: they would continue to survive and grow in the
event that much or most of technologically advanced society opts out of
biological reproduction.


Hey cool, I could create a sexbot, make a buttload, then invest in
Pennsylvania farmland.  That investment would hold value as most of
humankind withered and died.


On a fun side note, if you have not seen the SciFi-comedy film S1m0ne, which
kinda along this thread, I can highly recommend it.  Al Pacino in a comedy
role is a bit jarring, but he does a great straight-man.


spike  (no relation to Jonze)



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