A long time ago, some primitive apes got addicted to rocks. The earliest stone tools were crude bastards, made by smashing large river pebbles together and calling it a day. Stone choppers like the one above took the prehistoric neighborhood by storm almost 3 million years ago. However dull the tools themselves may have been, this was
Once AI becomes super popular and normalized in all creative fields, there will be a demand for “100% human made works only”. It’ll be like how people still buy vinyl when streaming exists. Or a better analogy, people still listen to local bands with bad mixing and lyrics when there are musicians with a team of songwriters and producers. People will still crave authenticity and human connection.
>On the production side there’s so much more I want to write but I also wonder, why bother writing anything if it’s just going to be swallowed up whole and incorporated into the labyrinthian halls of a Borges infinite library. Realistically the only effect this post will ultimately leave upon the world is a faint whisper of an errant memory...I see the entire corpus of mankind’s creative output as a tiny ship, a gnat really, about to swallowed by a towering ocean wave.
There's some statistic out there saying that all the literature and media humankind has produced in history would take more than a hundred thousand or something human lifetimes to consume, so for most of us, this feeling was already functionally true; it's just that AI has made this fact more apparent to all of us instead of just the people working on self-publishing "My Vampire Stepbrother Saved Me From Satanic Werewolves" to Amazon.
>I’m the idiot holding the hand axe. I’m the imbecile mangling my shins with rock debris. Why bother?
It's about the journey and not the destination.
first of all: I want a kilo of the clearly high-grade coke you’re hoarding that you’re on such a creative roll the last few days.
secondly: I’m easily able to exhaust myself just thinking about the stupidest things (that poorly chosen photo for a marketing campaign you saw on Twitter: the sheer number of meetings, rounds of approval, the middle and upper managers involved who saw it and said “okay,” the boots-on-the-ground creatives who mocked it up in the first place, the one or two people who voiced their concerns, more meetings, more approvals), so you nailed one of my big aversions to AI. IT’S EXHAUSTING.
I’m not a young lass anymore--we barely had dial-up internet in college and mostly used it for instant messaging--and I’m probably going to keep doing things the old way (writing and fact-checking on my own) because if I touch the damn thing, my tendency toward sheer laziness will kick right in. that’s my other big aversion.
in a game where no one will ever the difference.
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Loved both the writing style and the feeling it generated. Though, TBH, I am not sure what was the larger point you are trying to make.
Welcome to the party. Here ya go, if you ain't already in the front door: https://stable-diffusion-art.com/beginners-guide/ . I'm sure you've messed around with ChatGPT, but there's something useful about getting to know Stable Diffusion. Get your arms in the innards.
Mess around with it. If you're feeling ambitious, the link up there's got a link to Automatic111's GUI so you can run it on your own machine. I strongly recommend that. Never trust an AI that ain't on your own hardware.