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Echoes of the Human Mind: Exploring the Frontier of Consciousness

  • Paul Gamlowski

Obviously, Rebecca

Updated: Apr 20, 2023

Written by Paul Gamlowski


Frank and Sharon sat down to watch their favorite holo talk show, 'Hot Take.'


"Good evening, I'm Rebecca Chambers with a special guest, Dr. Samuel Jenkins. He's here to discuss what he claims is a hidden epidemic that he believes will lead to the downfall of our civilization. What's your hot take, Professor?"


"Thank you for having me, Ms. Chambers."


"Please call me Rebecca."


"Very well, Rebecca. My hot take is basically that the neural implants are killing creativity. We've become entirely dependent on the new self-programming AI to make important life decisions, or to design or engineer things, or to create music, art, or writing."


"That's an interesting hot take, Professor. But the AI is supposed to be a tool, allowing say for example the artist to free their mind of the mundane to become more creative."


"That was certainly the original intent, Rebecca, until the entertainment industry interfered."


"Interfered in what sense, Professor?"


"Well, now, instead of playing games or watching shows like we used to, on a schedule, apart from our day-to-day living for work or hobbies, our minds interact with them constantly subconsciously."


"I don't understand the problem, Professor. I have over 20 running as we speak."


"Of course, Rebecca, they're sapping all your creative subconscious energy."


"I never imagined that."


"Obviously, Rebecca."

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