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The "Dead Internet" theory

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Cramulus:
Remember when conspiracy theory was FUN?

Here's my new favorite wackadoo belief system:

The "Dead Internet" theory:

The internet is mostly abandoned. Most of the content you see is bot-generated. Bots talking to bots.


here's an Atlantic writer going  :lulz: about it:
https://archive.ph/mMOI2


here's one of the likely solid parts:
https://archive.ph/KsdBZ

Doktor Howl:
If you got to any of the old usenet sites, they have LOADS of traffic.  Hundreds or thousands of posts per day.

And every single post is a bot trying to sell things to, or phish, other bots.

It's like they don't even need us anymore.

Doktor Howl:
For that matter, about 90% of my interactions here are just murdering bots in the waiting room.

Doktor Howl:
 :lulz:


--- Quote ---Let me explain. Dead-internet theory suggests that the internet has been almost entirely taken over by artificial intelligence.
--- End quote ---

I had expected AIs to be more intelligent.  Or hostile.  Or something.

Lord Batwing Candlewaxxe:

--- Quote from: Doktor Howl on August 31, 2021, 10:24:46 pm --- :lulz:


--- Quote ---Let me explain. Dead-internet theory suggests that the internet has been almost entirely taken over by artificial intelligence.
--- End quote ---

I had expected AIs to be more intelligent.

--- End quote ---

Why?  It's not like there were any superintelligent aliens programming them or anything; just other humans.  And we all know how that goes.

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