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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Really?
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on July 12, 2024, 08:21:36 AM »
"Do your own damn homework" would be a common response from it.


I suddenly have an image of a robot wearing an apron and waving a wooden spoon at us and telling us we can't watch television until we eat our vegetables.   :icon_rofl:

Is her name Rosie?


Is that a Jetsons reference?  Man, it took me several moments to figure out what you were referring to.  I haven't seen that show in ages.

I thought you were making the Jetsons reference.  I haven't seen it in ages either, but the first thing I thought of when you mentioned a robot in an apron waving a wooden spoon admonishing us to eat our veggies was Rosie the Robot.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Really?
« Last post by Jeff Tanyard on July 12, 2024, 08:03:40 AM »
"Do your own damn homework" would be a common response from it.


I suddenly have an image of a robot wearing an apron and waving a wooden spoon at us and telling us we can't watch television until we eat our vegetables.   :icon_rofl:

Is her name Rosie?


Is that a Jetsons reference?  Man, it took me several moments to figure out what you were referring to.  I haven't seen that show in ages.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Really?
« Last post by PJ Post on July 12, 2024, 07:51:10 AM »
I think the world will be a very different place by 2054, one way or the other. Either way, selling books will be a low priority, at least as we think of it today.

In the here and now, I'm like you in that I'm going to keep doing my thing while I can, learning new stuff and maybe help others along the way.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Really?
« Last post by Bill Hiatt on July 12, 2024, 07:06:53 AM »
But you were just using a thirty-year estimate. I'm inclined to agree we'll still be around, though I draw that conclusion based on somewhat different reasoning.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Really?
« Last post by PJ Post on July 12, 2024, 02:33:27 AM »
One of the problems with internet communications is that there's no tone of voice, so it's sometimes hard to tell whether humor or sarcasm is involved. For example,
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If we can be commercially creative for the next 30 years, I'll take that as a win.

Gee, if we have that long, I don't need to worry. I'm pretty sure I'll be dead before that.

That's the spirit!

 :tup3b

Seriously, no sarcasm: I think we'll have demand for human works for a while. We'll still have to do the marketing and all that, but I think there's going to be a place for us. Look at vinyl records. They keep sticking around, becoming trendy, then fading, then coming around again. Cassettes are even making a comeback. Sheer nostalgia should fuel a few careers between now and then.

See, I'm pretty optimistic after all.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Really?
« Last post by Bill Hiatt on July 12, 2024, 12:21:37 AM »
One of the problems with internet communications is that there's no tone of voice, so it's sometimes hard to tell whether humor or sarcasm is involved. For example,
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If we can be commercially creative for the next 30 years, I'll take that as a win.
Gee, if we have that long, I don't need to worry. I'm pretty sure I'll be dead before that.

On the other hand, if I were 17, I'd find that incredibly depressing.

I decided to be done worrying about it. Personally, I will not feed the beast any more than I can help. And I'll be prone, all things being equal, to vote for candidates who are as pro-AI regulation as possible. If AI infringes on me, I'll sue. Beyond that, there isn't much I can do. Others who aren't as worried about the impact of AI may make other choices, and that's fine, too. None of us can be sure what the future will hold, anyway.

What spare time I have I'll spend on honing my craft (and maybe improving my marketing). There's no point expending huge amounts of energy on things I can't control, anyway. So I'll deal with what I can control.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Really?
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on July 11, 2024, 11:58:19 PM »
I've suggested that in other threads but people seem to optimistically believe AI will be "happy" to serve our every whim or something.

AI has no emotion. It's like being worried about whether or not a shovel is happy toiling in the dirt.

Thus the quotes around "happy."
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Really?
« Last post by PJ Post on July 11, 2024, 09:59:19 PM »
I've suggested that in other threads but people seem to optimistically believe AI will be "happy" to serve our every whim or something.

AI has no emotion. It's like being worried about whether or not a shovel is happy toiling in the dirt.

 
Extrapolate this line of thinking just a little further, and you arrive at this:  If AI will do everything, why will people need to exist at all?

To Play Frisbee Golf.
 

They can just say, "Call Bob."

You won't have to say anything, AI will know when you need to talk to Bob.  grint


This sounds like a swing from optimism back to pessimism.

If we can be commercially creative for the next 30 years, I'll take that as a win.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Really?
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on July 11, 2024, 01:39:28 PM »
"Do your own damn homework" would be a common response from it.


I suddenly have an image of a robot wearing an apron and waving a wooden spoon at us and telling us we can't watch television until we eat our vegetables.   :icon_rofl:

Is her name Rosie?
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Really?
« Last post by Jeff Tanyard on July 11, 2024, 01:25:09 PM »
"Do your own damn homework" would be a common response from it.


I suddenly have an image of a robot wearing an apron and waving a wooden spoon at us and telling us we can't watch television until we eat our vegetables.   :icon_rofl:
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