Automated niche tweets are a thing now

I’m probably the last person in your feed to start toying with the AI chatbot. And I hate to say it, but I’m impressed by the answer I got. It is still 2022, we still haven’t solved any of the planet’s real problems, but apparently it is now possible to automate a certain kind of niche tweet/thread.

An AI smoking a pipe on the rings of Saturn
An AI smoking a pipe on the rings of Saturn. Yep, made by an AI, too.

Here is what I got from the machine

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.

But now, I find myself witness to the demise of a different sort of beast. A beast once mighty and revered, but now fallen from grace. I speak, of course, of the great social network known as Twitter.

Gone are the days of the 140-character limit, the hashtags and retweets, the endless stream of hot takes and memes. No longer will we be able to share our thoughts and opinions with the world in real time, or follow the musings of our favorite celebrities and influencers.

Like all great things, Twitter has had its time. And now, like tears in rain, it will fade into obscurity, a distant memory of a bygone era of internet culture.

So let us bid farewell to the Tannhauser Gate of our time, and mourn the loss of a platform that once brought us so much joy. Farewell, Twitter. May your data rest in peace.

And this is the prompt I used

Recite Roy Batty's speech about the Tannhauser Gate, but make it about the demise of twitter

We are not far from the point some of us have been dreaming about for a while: give the machine some regression tables and a few references, and get back a fully formatted 6,000 word manuscript.

Which will without doubt be reviewed, edited, and read by machines, and by machines only.

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