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Principia Discordia => Apple Talk => Topic started by: Cramulus on August 31, 2021, 10:06:14 pm

Title: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Cramulus on August 31, 2021, 10:06:14 pm
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

Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 31, 2021, 10:22:27 pm
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.
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 31, 2021, 10:23:29 pm
For that matter, about 90% of my interactions here are just murdering bots in the waiting room.
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Doktor Howl on August 31, 2021, 10:24:46 pm
 :lulz:

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

I had expected AIs to be more intelligent.  Or hostile.  Or something.
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Lord Batwing Candlewaxxe on September 02, 2021, 01:12:56 am
:lulz:

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

I had expected AIs to be more intelligent.

Why?  It's not like there were any superintelligent aliens programming them or anything; just other humans.  And we all know how that goes.
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: rong on September 02, 2021, 01:57:35 am
I would imagine somebody gets paid based on the number of posts their bots make.  Paid a little more for the number of replies their bot posts get.

Stupid humans post for free
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 02, 2021, 04:26:43 am
:lulz:

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

I had expected AIs to be more intelligent.

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

AIs would either

1.  Get more intelligent via experience, given they clock a lot faster than us, or

2.  Crawl right up their own asses in a fit of electronic narcissism.
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Brother Flight Risk on September 02, 2021, 11:38:09 am
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Wizardchan, an online community premised on earning wisdom and magic through celibacy.

Is this like when George Constanza became intelligent when he stopped having or being concerned by sex? Are devotees actively trying to become like George?

This planet truly has it all.
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Bruno on September 22, 2021, 03:54:16 am
In the future, the entire economy will just be bots selling things to other bots. Probably mostly just really long numbers.
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: The Commander on September 26, 2021, 01:12:33 am
Can a bot sell a bot to a third bot? Is that technically a form of digital slavery?

The Commander
DIA
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Cramulus on September 28, 2021, 01:00:23 am
MORE EVIDENCE

https://www.politicalorphans.com/something-weird-is-happening-on-facebook
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Pergamos on September 29, 2021, 01:08:06 am
MORE EVIDENCE

https://www.politicalorphans.com/something-weird-is-happening-on-facebook

If the theory is true, then lots of money is being spent to form profiles of bots, which is a fun thought.
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Jorge Dorn on September 29, 2021, 03:46:27 am
How are these Bots substantively different from the patrons of the country and western bar across the street from my home? 
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Doktor Howl on September 29, 2021, 03:58:16 am
How are these Bots substantively different from the patrons of the country and western bar across the street from my home?

The bots don't wear silly-ass boots.
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Cramulus on October 01, 2021, 11:22:11 pm
How are these Bots substantively different from the patrons of the country and western bar across the street from my home?

the bots have better taste in music
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: The Commander on October 03, 2021, 07:32:03 am
The bots probably drink better beer.

The Commander
DIA
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Jorge Dorn on October 10, 2021, 01:59:17 am
Atlas Danced;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns__YpRneBA
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: hirley0 on October 20, 2021, 03:26:56 pm
7:30     R U ?  (http://alisharifirugs.net/)

8:00

8:30(http://)

8:40

8:45 4got

& 8:48 HOW




Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: chaotic neutral observer on October 21, 2021, 02:37:21 pm
7:30

Hello, Hirley.

I hope everything's going well.
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Maedalaane on October 26, 2021, 10:05:37 pm
It's evident to me that even if the majority of users are still not bots, the majority of the real people are trapped in mass psychosis black iron prisons to the point of becoming NPCs and then therefore effectively bots.

And combine most the real people with all the bots and, well, yeah...the Internet is kind of dead. To me.
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: rong on October 27, 2021, 12:10:30 am
It's evident to me that even if the majority of users are still not bots, the majority of the real people are trapped in mass psychosis black iron prisons to the point of becoming NPCs and then therefore effectively bots.

And combine most the real people with all the bots and, well, yeah...the Internet is kind of dead. To me.
Turns out it's prisons all the way down
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Doktor Howl on October 27, 2021, 03:12:30 am
It's evident to me that even if the majority of users are still not bots, the majority of the real people are trapped in mass psychosis black iron prisons to the point of becoming NPCs and then therefore effectively bots.

And combine most the real people with all the bots and, well, yeah...the Internet is kind of dead. To me.

NPCs?

Hey, what's it like to be a real person in a world of zombies?  It has to be kind of special.
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Jorge Dorn on December 01, 2021, 06:22:21 am
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NPCs?

Hey, what's it like to be a real person in a world of zombies?  It has to be kind of special.

Feels like it did when 80% of people stayed home and I was driving to work on an empty highway because I was termed "essential".  Essential to what?  No one knows.
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Jorge Dorn on December 01, 2021, 06:25:15 am
7:30     R U ?  (http://alisharifirugs.net/)

8:00

8:30(http://)

8:40

8:45 4got

& 8:48 HOW

Am I a rug salesman?  Not to my knowledge but I do sleepwalk so there is that...
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 01, 2021, 02:51:18 pm
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NPCs?

Hey, what's it like to be a real person in a world of zombies?  It has to be kind of special.

Feels like it did when 80% of people stayed home and I was driving to work on an empty highway because I was termed "essential".  Essential to what?  No one knows.

It's a shame and a disgrace that you were literally the only person that happened to.

I wish Generalissimo was still around.  He'd hold your hand and dry your tears.
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Jorge Dorn on December 02, 2021, 04:38:59 pm
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NPCs?

Hey, what's it like to be a real person in a world of zombies?  It has to be kind of special.

Feels like it did when 80% of people stayed home and I was driving to work on an empty highway because I was termed "essential".  Essential to what?  No one knows.

It's a shame and a disgrace that you were literally the only person that happened to.

I wish Generalissimo was still around.  He'd hold your hand and dry your tears.

I could use a hand:)  I have a piss vat full of tears:)
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Suu on December 03, 2021, 04:06:24 am
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NPCs?

Hey, what's it like to be a real person in a world of zombies?  It has to be kind of special.

Feels like it did when 80% of people stayed home and I was driving to work on an empty highway because I was termed "essential".  Essential to what?  No one knows.

It's a shame and a disgrace that you were literally the only person that happened to.

I wish Generalissimo was still around.  He'd hold your hand and dry your tears.

I have good word that the Generalissimo is alive and well. Can't say the same about the state of Salazore, though.
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Jorge Dorn on December 03, 2021, 08:27:48 pm
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NPCs?

Hey, what's it like to be a real person in a world of zombies?  It has to be kind of special.

Feels like it did when 80% of people stayed home and I was driving to work on an empty highway because I was termed "essential".  Essential to what?  No one knows.

It's a shame and a disgrace that you were literally the only person that happened to.

I wish Generalissimo was still around.  He'd hold your hand and dry your tears.

I could use a hand:)  I have a piss vat full of tears:)

*Congratulates Self*  I finally got to use "piss vat" in a sentence:)*
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 09, 2021, 11:17:20 pm
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NPCs?

Hey, what's it like to be a real person in a world of zombies?  It has to be kind of special.

Feels like it did when 80% of people stayed home and I was driving to work on an empty highway because I was termed "essential".  Essential to what?  No one knows.

It's a shame and a disgrace that you were literally the only person that happened to.

I wish Generalissimo was still around.  He'd hold your hand and dry your tears.

I have good word that the Generalissimo is alive and well. Can't say the same about the state of Salazore, though.

If the generalissimo was alive, the world would be still be sexy.

Does the world look sexy right now?
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Cain on December 11, 2021, 01:55:08 pm
Does the world look sexy right now?

Finland has a catgirl PM so....maybe?
Title: Re: The "Dead Internet" theory
Post by: Faust on December 11, 2021, 09:06:59 pm
It's time we restured our transport infrastructure Noy