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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

I still don’t get it.

There’s only one way to find out for real. Get him drunk, David. Find out where he’s keeping the sketches of duck whispers.

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Yeah, and who got that duck hooked on milkshakes so it stayed put for the sketches? Inquiring minds wants to know!

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

I second this plan!

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

wow what a great dang interview and article bud this was a very fun read. it is so nice when buckaroos like you and HANDSOME JOE get to communicate in open way it instantly makes so many dang joyful timelines like a swirling bathbomb of good times all you gotta do is 'have an open heart and some questions' and 'have an open heart and some answers'. what a treat thanks bud

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Thanks Chuck, I imagine the term "Handsome Devil" in this piece was a product of reading too much of your work (a good thing).

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

heck yes this is like a silent nod between buckaroos from one side of the room to the other and then a tip of the chocolate milk

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Omg now I want choco milk

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

You basically just negged Joseph Gordon-Levitt into being friends with you.

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It's the best way to create true and lasting friendships

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

How nice to receive a considered response to your reasonable questions rather than a legal threat. Must make a nice change.

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A lack of legal threats was pleasing.

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Nothing says "I care" quite like a C&D.

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

Still foot modelling 🤓

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Just a little easter egg for the foot people out there...

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

David, you’ve just gone and made me love you both even more. He couldn’t have answered those questions more perfectly. It all makes sense mixed with a healthy dose of self deprecation.

Could this have all been one giant have? You’re promoting HitRecord? :P

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The answers are certainly of a certain tone that fascinates me even more.

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His answers have a very similar feel to his Twitter prompts…

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Fizzy bath bombs are.... well, the bomb. Go DF. This shit is getting super fascinating.... And please go on that date, make it happen, take us with you! Can't wait for chapter three....!

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I think I need to get a bigger one next time. Much bigger.

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Nod.... bigger is almost always better....

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

I think that you should join HITRECORD (why does the name have to be shouting in all caps? Makes me want to hiteject) and have the prompt “Tell a story in 10 words or less of getting your date cancelled by a famous Hollywood actor. Example : Wednesday night’s ire soothed by bath bomb, hot fizzy water.”

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HitRecord, HitRECord, or HITRECORD is the question!

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

He should absolutely join so that the community can remix photos of Napoleon.

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

My bad. The name is also written as hitRECord and HitRecord. Still wanna hitEJEct.

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The GPT-3 AI can already easily pass an email-based Turing test.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPT-3

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_test

It has even been used to generate interactive games via AI Dungeon.

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You are Da5id, a journalist living in the the futuristic city of HitEjectia. You have a laser-assisted parabolic microphone and a dream recorder. You are part of an investigative unit tasked with finding missing content creators. As always, should you or any of your team be caught or killed, the Secretary and Overlord, the Juggler (all praise him) will disavow any knowledge of your actions. You wake up in the morning and hear on the radio that a top publisher in the city has gone missing. You must find out what happened!

As you enter the crime scene, you notice a new model of hover car parked on the road.

--

The AI wrote the original intro text and I then edited it and it began including elements of what I wrote into the further text it generated. I'm not sure if the links below will work but you can try them.

If you go here,

https://play.aidungeon.io/main/home

and click Join on the top menu and then supply this short code: cntppImf

Apparently, you should be joined into the generated AI Dungeon game.

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

This entire thing is just so bizzare, I'm in stitches. I don't know what's funnier - the possibility that JGL is a scheming mastermind making money off of an AI computer, or if it's all exactly what he says it is and he really is that pure and earnest. What a funny boy. Sorry about your date :(

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:( me too

Glad you enjoyed this though, that was the idea. What an emotional journey!

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

Great read, but like you David I am left wanting...

Perhaps it's the underlying Kiwi cynism in me, but I still can't shake the initial feelings of 'What is this, a game??' that I felt when I saw the JGL page on FB a few months back.

I look forward to more...

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There will be a Part 3, don't worry. I have questions.

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

Hahahah this honestly cracked me up so much! (Your chat, NOT JGL's). The power move dinner time 😂😂 Love it. That man sure is a handsome devil, I hope you get to question him some more on a dinner date.

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Questions or a wrestling match, one or the other.

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Or a competitive Tickling match with a human called Albi pretending to be an AI called Mary pretending to be a human called Joseph.

That would cross all the streams and you'd go full Inception!

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I second and simultaneously third this

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

As long as you're writing about the experience, I don't mind how you spend your time with him 😂😏

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

So did Joe write his email or was it Alexandra? I’m still so confused on what HitRecord is and why they need $6 million 🤷‍♀️

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I like to give him the benefit of the doubt and say it was him. But... we'll never know for sure!

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Sep 25, 2021Liked by David Farrier

I've figured it out.

He doesnt actually exist.

And that was part one and part two of my four word story book series. You're welcome.

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BUT WHO WAS IN DON JON

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You'll have to wait for the third installment. Sorry.

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

Wow, his AI is really super advanced - these answers it's created are so well designed. It seems to understand the audience it's trying to woo as well as the information it has to impart and it does it all in a really impressively advanced way. Great job, HITRECORD! I really hope you do have dinner with the actual man to ask him questions soon, too. That way we'll be able to see just how much the AI is actually mimicking HIM, rather than bog-standard generic humans. But who knows? Maybe the AI has now trained JGL the man to emulate it, too, so he is part man, part HITRECORD AI. Shit. The present is so confusing.

Anyway, looking forward to your JGL Part III for the final answers.

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

*whispers* I want to go on a date with David Farrier

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Sep 24, 2021Liked by David Farrier

So glad I’m not alone in this want.

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No more dates for me, I trust no-one!

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