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.
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