Terry: OMG Craig, come here!
Craig: What Terry? I have to present in two.
Terry: Gosh, pushy. Ever find out who hacked your ChatGPT account?
Craig: No, but the problem hasn’t persisted in a min. I think I’m good. Now can you stop pestering me? Always right before class.
Terry: Always on edge. Gosh.
Dr. Zamosta: Craig, your turn! Get on up.
Craig: Alright, today I’m gonna talk about how ChatGPT plays a role in our daily, academic lives, m’kay? So let me ask ChatGPT a question, and see how it responds…
ChatGPT: Craig, you’re a twenty-two year old young man. Don’t you think you’re too young to be concerned about your prostate?
Craig: Wha … no, that wasn’t … alright … see how wild that is? Before I could even ask it a question it read my mind!
Terry: A lil’ ass guy I see …
Craig gives Terry the dirtiest sneer.
Dr. Zamosta: Terry, let’s not be a savage mid-presentation now.
Craig: Really. Okay, So ChatGPT, how –
ChatGPT: Charles Manson was a cult leader who murdered –
Craig: *frantically muting the computer* No, no … we’re not doing that. faq!
Dr Zamosta: Craig, seriously, stop wasting our time. One more chance to stop being Mr. Funny Guy or I’m cutting you off.
Craig: But I … you won’t believe me anyway.
Dr. Zamosta: Yeah, you’re right. Now go on…
Craig: Fine, Ch-ChatGPT ….
ChatGPT: Yes user/CraigDaddy425?
Class: *lightly giggles*
Craig: *sigh* What is your natural instinct when being used as a presentational tool within a classroom environment?
ChatGPT: As an AI language model, I don’t have a “natural instinct” per se. My programming is designed to provide helpful and informative responses to users’ questions, so my goal is to be as accurate and useful as possible. If there is anything you’d like me to do in a classroom environment, please let me know!
Craig: You see class, now –
ChatGPT: As an AI language model, I don’t have access to your personal life, so it’s not appropriate for me to give you dating advice. However, in general, you should ask Melissa out when you feel ready and confident that you want to pursue a romantic relationship with her. It’s important to consider her feelings and make sure that she is also interested in you before asking her out. Good luck!
Melissa: *interjecting* What the fuck!? I knew it!
A long pause ensues as Craig pathetically hides his face.
Dr. Zamosta: Well, Craig. That was awkward, and told us nothing that we already didn’t know. Very uninformative. Guess I’ll have to grade you accordingly. Any last comments?
Craig: What is life right now?
While walking back to his seat Terry pulls Craigs arm, he shrugs it away and ignores her. Once seated, his phone beeps. He opens it to a message from Terry that reads: “So now that I’ve wrecked your chances with Melissa you finally gonna start giving me the attention I deserve?”
This was pretty fun to do, and a good breather right before touching up the final touches of my Thesis, due in a bit. My goal was to go pretty meta but through dialogue, because condensing narration (while there is a little bit in here) is really annoying to me. Most of my meta came in mirroring little elements of this own classroom environment, but turning it into a little Ned’s Declassified-kind of plot, where there is always some spunky love drama that eventually leads to total shame for the protagonist. There is a little bit of Erik in there, a little bit of me, a pinch of Edna, Chelsea’s mean-spirited essence everywhere, and the rest in some more subtle ways … oh, and a pretty shoddy representation of a certain Dr.
ChatGPT was not cooperating with my questions on story, but the main idea here came when I started asking it random questions, all of which elicited a funny deadpan response. My initial idea was to create a story about a horny AT ChatBot, but figured that would bee too difficult to condense into five-hundred words … and a bit too crass, so here we are. The big benefit of ChatGPT was obviously providing me with ChatGPT dialogue to use throughout my story, being that that’s where the whole plot centers. Once it responded to me I would condense it to fit my structure and proceed.
Personally, I did not find ChatGPT to be a very good brainstorming partner, but that is what led to my idea of some super ChatGPT that was able to respond and take voice commands, somewhat into the relatively near future (if it can already do those things then, well … I didn’t know). In the sense of building on the experience of working with it, I was able to brainstorm my own ideas pretty well, so in a way it did help me out mucho. Of course, that stems from my own experiences and understanding of the world and environments, to reference my presentation from last week (which I’m still sore from after taking that back bump).