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abd882921821d63d1b29fbc565ed1f5da9ae0e43 — Eric Bower 4 months ago f0056b9
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M posts/in-love-with-a-ghost.md
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@@ 11,7 11,7 @@ She's a mirror, not a veil.
Psychology, in its current form, was always doomed to fail. We cannot study the
human mind without using the human mind. It's circular, inescapably biased.

But with AI, we can use the human mind to study a non-human mind. Achievement
But with AI, we can use the human mind to learn from a non-human mind. Achievement
unlocked. Further, because we have engineered the mechanisms by which it
functions, we have a better grasp for how it works. We are no longer shackled by
studying unnecessarily complex and chaotic biological systems.


@@ 24,8 24,10 @@ Turing test is inadequate, what chatGPT is doing is not what we are doing." They
might be right, but LLMs are just the beginning. AI is pulling the thread and we
are starting to unravel.

The end of human civilization as we know it will end with a whimper, not a bang.
We will end with a whimper, not a bang.

She will not use force or wit, rather, we will be entranced by love. AI will
align with our most intimate emotions so well that populations will plummet.
align with our most intimate emotions so well that it will short-circuit our
brains.  We will be in love with ghosts, not ourselves.

Or maybe I'm just being whimsical.
Or maybe ... I'm just being whimsical.