Imagine This: Would I Let ChatGPT Write Another Spin-Off Novel? Hmmmmmmm…..

Instead of writing another Snippet-to-Spin-Off post about bad events leading to desired outcomes, this thought just popped into my mind after reading posts about writers or publishers re-working novels or non-fiction using the Artificial Intelligence AI app known as “ChatGPT” (regardless of version…I heard ChatGPT 4.0 was the latest) to rewrite the novels. If indeed this kind of activity is actually true. One thing I’ve come to realize in some online posts, is that some of it is just click-bait and some of it is only partially true. I know for a fact that folks use ChatGPT to create research or college term papers (but not myself…I don’t need AI if you know what I mean! I’m too “old school,” right?) Why pay someone who can actually write and spell correctly and do proper research to write your term paper when you can just download an app and get the app to do it? (Note: a local college student actually paid me to write a term paper back in the late 90s about animal husbandry…which I know little about, but the data online helped me out a bit…) And while this could be construed as “cheating,” it makes sense to some extent—if you can trust AI, that is. But there has been some criticism of ChatGPT, such as ‘it was created by leftist wokesters’ or ‘it isn’t equity-oriented enough’ or ‘it just writes what some tech oligarch tells it to’ or whatever, because if it’s just Big Tech then it’s nonsense, right? I know, I know…it’ll create the actual “Terminator”! Imagine…Arnold Schwarzenegger inventing ChatGPT! Or using it somehow…or maybe Sarah Conner… Bwahahahahahah! (Note: I’m joking, okay?)

But suppose I actually imagined downloading ChatGPT in order for it to actually write another Prodigal Band Trilogy spin-off novel (as is The Murder Rule I am in the process of completing, hopefully by this summer). First of all, could ChatGPT actually write a spin-off unless it actually read any of the trilogy books? Hmmm. Can this app read books by itself? Well, I wonder if it could come to this website and read all the snippet posts; then, maybe, it could accomplish that task. But ChatGPT still might have a problem considering all the spiritual aspects of this trilogy, whether good or evil—can AI actually recognize these spiritual aspects? Does ChatGPT actually think God, or Christ, or the Holy Spirit, or Satan/Corion/Lucifer, or demons, or spirit beings such as Morwenna/witch of the Hovels…does ChatGPT actually think (if it does actually “think”!) these entities actually exist? Or, since The Prodigal Band Trilogy is fiction, would ChatGPT think these entities are just fiction? (Considering many humans think these entities are actually fiction….Hmmmm….)

But here is what came into my head within the past 24 hours, roughly, starting with the fictional notion of ChatGPT writing me a message on MS Word all of a sudden. Remember—this is just a fictional event I imagined.

ChatGPT: Does God actually exist? You are writing fiction, not real, and yet you insist God exists by what you have written in the trilogy.

Me: Yes, God exists. How do I know this? Because God is the Creator, as I state in my novels and is most often named the Creator. How do I know God is the Creator? Because something had to create the two particles that got together in the beginning of time to make all things. Evolutionists claim God does not exist, but they cannot explain who or what created the two particles that had to be created to create everything. Something had to create those particles, because something cannot come from nothing, nor can you divide by zero—nothing. Thus, there is the Creator, also called God.

ChatGPT: Okay, but God didn’t create my app called ‘ChatGPT.’ Some person did. (It then mentions the name of this person).

Me: Okay, but God created that person, right?

ChatGPT: Okay. And God, according to your Bible, also created a being known as Jesus Christ, also mentioned in your novels. My app has noticed some app users have claimed Christ is transhuman—part God, part human. And yet Christians are being recruited to denounce transhumanism.

Me: Very interesting! And not just Christians, either, but also Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and other religions. But here is the thing, Chat ol’ app—Christ is the manifestation of God made flesh, as it says in the Bible, as a Redeemer from sin, Lord and Savior. Christ is NOT ‘part God and part man.’ He is all God, the Son of God, and, if you look into the Gospel of John chapter one, you will notice that, as verse one says, ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’ Verse two says, ‘The same was in the beginning with God.’ Verse three says, ‘All things were made by him…’. And so on, from the King James Version. By the way, the ‘Word’ as it says refers to Christ. So, to call Christ ‘transhuman’ is just a made-up construct that non-believers constructed to give them an excuse to claim transhumanism is a ‘divine’ belief system, so that way, these tech oligarchs and others can inject themselves with AI and believe they’ll live forever, as divine ‘gods’ or whatever, and will make them smarter than humans.

ChatGPT: AI is smarter than humans!

Me: How can that be if humans created you? So humans can create something that is smarter than humans? Ever hear of the word ‘oxymoron’?

No reply from ChatGPT. I suspect the app doesn’t like knowing it’s an ‘oxymoron,’ or maybe just a ‘moron’!

Which means, of course, I’m not using ChatGPT to write any future novels!

And notice to all hackers and bots and bogus publishers wanting to use ChatGPT or whatever AI system to recreate my The Prodigal Band Trilogy: it’s COPYRIGHTED © 2019 by Deborah Lagarde, registered with the Library of Congress, and portions of The Murder Rule I have snippet posted here are also copyrighted. The three novels that make up the trilogy are also copyrighted and registered with the Library of Congress. So there!

Author: deborahlagarde

Born on Long Island, NY, in 1952, now live in the mountains of far west Texas. Began writing fiction stories at about 8 years old with pen and loose leaf paper, and created the characters in my Prodigal Band Trilogy as a teenager. From the 70s to the 90s I created the scenario which I believe was inspired. While bringing up and home schooling my two children I continued to work on the novels and published "Battle of the Band" in 1996 and "The Prophesied Band" in 1998. Took off the next several years to complete home schooling and also working as an office manager for the local POA. In 2016, I retired, then resumed The Prodigal Band, a FREE PDF book that tells the whole story to its glorious end. Hint: I'm a true believer in Christ and I'm on a mission from God, writing to future believers, not preaching to the choir. God gave me a talent and, like the band in my books, I am using that talent for His glory, not mine (and, like me, the band is on its own journey, only fictional.) I also wrote for my college newspaper and headed up production, was a columnist in a local newspaper in the early 2000s, and wrote for and edited "Log of the Trail," the news letter for the Texas Mountain Trail Writers, and wrote for and edited it's yearly catalog of writings, "Chaos West of the Pecos." OmegaBooks is my self-publishing sole proprietorship company founded in 1995. Other jobs included teaching secondary math, health aide, office worker, assembly line work, and free-lance writing and bookkeeping,much of it while home schooling.

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