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Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
So now I've got some tools to unleash some pretty advanced AI chatbots into some online forums which could make for an interesting social experiment, both in terms of the bot learning and evolving and in terms of people's reactions to it, and I was talking to my hubby all like "which group of unsuspecting plebes do I deploy one to first?" and then realized that there's no group of people that doesn't suck in some way such that it would poison the bot which led to the larger conclusion that people in general are kinda not so great.
But also, as I discover now, they are a typical way for the management to blame the developers for wasting time and not even have delivered a simple product yet despite all the development time already spent!