AI Art, Anger & Injustice
Added Dec 22, 2023 |
There are three kinds of people at the moment.
There are those who don't give a damn. That's 99% of the population.
There are those who are so, so delighted that they can now make pretty pictures which they have always dreamed of but couldn't do it.
There are those who can make pretty pictures, and hate the f**k out of the fact that now everyone who wants to can make pretty pictures. These people are desperately trying to get the image AIs shut down because they violated their copyright because they were trained on the pictures "real" artists had made.
But that's not why they are so angry.
Here's Lord Lucian to explain:
Lucian is so upset by the injustice of Isca being able to do that which had took him "such blood and sweat to acquire" that it causes a cascade which makes him want to end the entire world so no injustice would ever take place again.
For the artists who can really draw and paint the pretty pictures, after years and decades of working at it day and night, this injustice that anyone at all can now make something without having put in the slightest bit of effort is ... off the scale.
But unlike Lucian, who has never had to worry where his next meal is going to come from in all his 600+ years of life, they also see the loss of their primary income. That's an extra factor that makes it even worse. Especially if they are providing for others, then it goes through another threshold shift.
Fundamentally, this is about tool usage.
Do the people who train hard to be super strong get upset when a weakling with a fork lift can lift up a heavy boulder whilst sitting comfortably in the driver's chair?
Do the people who train all the time to run really fast get upset when a fat bloke on a motor scooter overtakes them?
Was there a time when the people who had learned to make whole newspaper pages by assembling lead characters, one at a time, watched the new generation just use a type writer?
Well, it's a thing.
It's a thing with humans that something that took a lifetime to learn and perfect, with or without the beatings of the swordmaster under the hot sun, can be short cut into something that any Tom, Dick and Karen can do.
That's a thing. It happens. I don't think there's much you can do about it, apart from praying for that special solar flare that will put us back into the stone age, the meteor strike or the pole reversal.
Is it "fair"?
Well, that concept of injustice that caused Lucian to explode, what is that?
I don't think today's the day I get into that.
In the interim, it's a fact that we have three kinds of people. The massive majority who doesn't give a damn; the people who are so, so happy that a dream has come true for them and now they can show others what's inside their mind when they could never do it before; and those who are so bitterly angry and upset, they don't even have words for it.
Here we are. What happens next, we'll have to find out as the show continues.
Dec 22 2023
Stained glass image of a young red haired woman in a long turquoise robe holding a sword
Added Dec 22, 2023 |