Greetings. I hope winter wasn’t too hard on you. Usually, Southern California is a breeze compared to the rest of the country. But this time, the environment did a number on us. Lots of rain, occasional hail, and snow on the Hollywood sign—whew! Let’s hope spring is nice and calm.
For the past few months, I’ve been exploring the wonders of generative AI. I created the photo of the playful cats using DALL-E. If you’re interested, here’s the prompt:
a cat wanders into another dimension and discovers its twin;realistic;color photo
I thought it would be nice to have a story to go with the image, so I used ChatGPT and Bard to tell me one. I fed both apps this prompt:
tell me a story in 50 words about a cat who wanders into another dimension and discovers its twin
Here’s the result from ChatGPT:
A curious cat wandered into a mysterious portal and found itself in an alternate dimension. As it explored, it stumbled upon its identical twin. Amazed and bewildered, the cat learned that there were infinite possibilities in the multiverse, and happily embraced its newfound companion.
And here’s what Bard came up with:
A cat wandered into the woods and found a strange portal. It stepped through and found itself in a strange new world. There, it met its twin, who was everything it was not. The two cats became friends and explored the new world together.
So, what did we learn? The Matrix is real. Seriously, though, this is exciting stuff. Let’s hope the mad geniuses creating these systems apply some ethics.
Books to Enjoy
What if you thought you were losing your mind? What if all those nightmares were real? Could you survive a demon bent on torment and death, a nightmare feeding on your fear? Shadows by Joan De La Haye.
Okay, I know a lot of you out there love podcasts, especially when they reveal something strange and tantalizing. I guess that’s the purpose of podcasts, really. So, if you’re a fan, check out Vengeance, now showing on Amazon Prime Video. It’s a wild story, and Ashton Kutcher is scary-good.
Logline. A writer from New York City attempts to solve the murder of a girl he hooked up with and travels down south to investigate the circumstances of her death and discover what happened to her.