What ChatGPT had to say

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Modern technology never fails to amaze.

I remember back in the wild west days of the internet, everybody was on — you could play live radio from the U.K. and you could visit any good assortment of websites built by regular people all around the world through platforms like GeoCities and AngelFire.

Lately there’s been some talk of this new thing called ChatGPT. You ask it a question, and via artificial intelligence, it provides an answer.

Being since it’s touted by many as the next best thing since sliced bread in the internet world, I figured I’d wander on over and check it out.

I didn’t fool around with it other than to ask it a question.

The prompt I provided to ChatGPT today was a quote from Aristotle.

Prompt:

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.

ChatGPT answer:

This statement, attributed to Aristotle, is a powerful commentary on the folly of seeking equality by disregarding the inherent differences between individuals or groups.

It suggests that attempts to force equality in areas where there are naturally varied outcomes will ultimately lead to more injustice and suffering than if those differences were acknowledged and allowed to exist.

The sentiment is particularly relevant in discussions around social and economic equality, where efforts to redistribute wealth or opportunities without taking into account underlying factors can often be counterproductive.

Fair enough I suppose, but the answer had left me with a few more questions.

You can take ChatGPT for whatever you think it’s worth, but at this point, based on it’s answer, I’m left to wondering just what those underlying factors could be?

ChatGPT, by it’s answer, seemingly acknowledges that unless underlying factors are addressed, we might never achieve equality.

Another takeaway to ChaGPT’s answer could be that maybe it’s time for our government to quit providing one-size-fits-all solutions to our many complex and intricate problems.

At any rate, ChatGPT is pretty cool.

You can go check it out for yourself at https://chatgpt.org/

Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Thanks for the read.

Happy Trails

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