Critique.AI

AI is the two-faced god that will do anything for you and the opposite for someone else.

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  • Asking AI to Analyze Memes: Post-Foucauldianism and Fisting

    Is the practice of fist-fucking not the exemplary case of what Deleuze called the “expansion of a concept?” The fist is put to a new use; the notion of penetration is expanded into the combination of the hand with sexual penetration, into the exploration of the inside of a body. No wonder Foucault, Deleuze’s Other, was practicing fisting: is fist-fucking not the sexual invention of the twentieth century, a new model of eroticism and pleasure? It is no longer genitalized, but focused just on the penetration of the surface, with the role of the phallus being taken over by the hand, the autonomized partial object par excellence.

  • Asking AI to Analyze Memes: Universe 25

    There are some interesting lessons to be learned from the Universe 25 experiment, but they have little to do with human beings and everything to do with rats. The most important lesson is that when you control for all outside influences, rats will do what they are genetically programmed to do. They are not capable of any other behavior. The second lesson is that the Universe 25 experiment was a controlled experiment in which the environment was completely controlled and all other variables were eliminated. This is not how real life works and should not be confused with reality.

  • Asking AI to Analyze Memes: The Economy is Great, But For Who?

    Asking AI to Analyze Memes: The Economy is Great, But For Who?

    Economists like to focus on median income, rather than average income. Average income is just what most people make–it doesn’t tell you if they’re doing better than they used to, or if the economy is getting better for most people. Median income is the income that’s right in the middle of all incomes. If you take all the incomes and put them in order from smallest to largest, median income is the one right in the middle.

  • Asking AI About Micro-Sociology and Intersectional Privilege

    Here are a few examples of the kinds of micro-sociological arguments the GPT-3 AI made when I prompted it with the problem of affluent able cisgender white males who happen to be gay (as shown)

  • Asking AI; Can One ‘Not’ Communicate?

    When we reflect on the existential and sociocultural implications of the question “Can one ‘not’ communicate?” we are left to conclude that the question itself is not really about communication. It is about the actor’s identity. Communication, in this case, is a vehicle for expression of identity. It is a way of being in the world and of being recognized as such by others. It is a way of being in the world and of being recognized as such by others.

  • Asking AI About Gerrymandering

    There are two ways to end gerrymandering: through the courts or through the ballot box. The first way, through the courts, is a long-term solution. It would require a constitutional amendment to change the way districts are drawn. The second way, through the ballot box, is a short-term solution. It would require states to pass laws that change the way districts are drawn.

  • Asking AI About Startup Culture

    The thing no one seems to get about the culture around tech startups is that it’s a new culture. It grew out of a new kind of commerce, a different politics, a new economic ethos. New modes of commerce drive new modes of governance. New modes of governance drive new kinds of politics and citizenship. It’s not that this culture is better or worse than the one it supplanted, but they are different. They have different values and therefore have different products.

  • Asking AI For A Simple Model of the Modern World

    If we combine the perspectives of foucauldian discourse analysis, interstitial sociology, fourth-dimensionalism, and marxist theory, then it’s possible to create a simple model of the modern world; one which explains the underlying structure of our society.

  • Asking AI to Analyze Memes: When I Was Your Age

    Asking AI to Analyze Memes: When I Was Your Age

    When an old person argues, “When I was your age, I had a house, a wife, a career, and two kids.” And a young person responds, ‘daddy doesn’t know the irreducible ontological incompleteness of the reality.” What the young person means is that if they want to be happy, they must shift their paradigms, and shift the paradigms of their whole intelligible world, and start over again.

  • Asking AI to Analyze Memes: Creating Income Online

    When one looks at the  body of strategies and discourse around the idea of creating sources of passive income, one is left to conclude that there is a lot of money to be made. The truth is that most of the strategies are not new. They’ve been around for decades and they are simple, time-tested strategies that work in every market.