I had a debate with my ne last week on this. We reached an impasse between “SOCIETY” VS “INDIVIDUAL” He argued “THERE IS NO INDIVIDUAL ONLY SOCIETY’ So I pressed about notions such as a “society of one”, how many members does it take to construct a society, and he’d counter with such things as Nobody truly knows what anybody else is thinking. Anybody who believes they’re “in sync” with someone else is delusional… …and so then I tried to press him on “what _is_ society then? shared rules? what?” and back and forth, me taking a more individualist role and him taking a societal role. And so, we reached impasse – I could’ve kept going all day but not for being a pain but because _I’d_ like to get to a resolution. I had this problem with the $20 billion dollar ChatGPT: it would get ‘stuck’ when I was putting together hybrid concepts and asking it to name them. I’d have it generalize further and further up the chain until was as loosely general it was willing to get about a hybrid concept and I’d end up with two names: one emphasizing an individualist point of view, the other exmphasizing a societal pov – or rather; one to many vs many to one. and for many many concepts, it would say “it means basically the same thing” but would spit out two different phrases, one having individual as the adjective and the society as the noun, whereas the other would have the society as the adjective and the individual as the noun. So if a $20 billion dollar chatbot can’t merge it together on all things, maybe it really is a difficult question.

I had a debate with my ne last week on this. We reached an impasse between “SOCIETY” VS “INDIVIDUAL”

He argued “THERE IS NO INDIVIDUAL ONLY SOCIETY’

So I pressed about notions such as a “society of one”, how many members does it take to construct a society, and he’d counter with such things as Nobody truly knows what anybody else is thinking. Anybody who believes they’re “in sync” with someone else is delusional…

…and so then I tried to press him on “what _is_ society then? shared rules? what?” and back and forth, me taking a more individualist role and him taking a societal role.

And so, we reached impasse – I could’ve kept going all day but not for being a pain but because _I’d_ like to get to a resolution.

I had this problem with the $20 billion dollar ChatGPT: it would get ‘stuck’ when I was putting together hybrid concepts and asking it to name them. I’d have it generalize further and further up the chain until was as loosely general it was willing to get about a hybrid concept and I’d end up with two names: one emphasizing an individualist point of view, the other exmphasizing a societal pov – or rather; one to many vs many to one.

and for many many concepts, it would say “it means basically the same thing” but would spit out two different phrases, one having individual as the adjective and the society as the noun, whereas the other would have the society as the adjective and the individual as the noun.

So if a $20 billion dollar chatbot can’t merge it together on all things, maybe it really is a difficult question.

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