DALL·E 2 and transcendence

I just realized that I’m one of only a handful of people in the world who has access to both #Dalle and #Imagen

Transcript: “I would join this religion if it would get me a DALL-E.” “Me too, I’ll sacrifice a goat to get it maybe a child too”

Baseline

“Stalker”, Polish Theater Poster by Lex Drewinski

Examples

don’t remember prompts exactly, but something about a holy all-knowing octopus showing the path to enlightenment, as religious art or stained glass
“A venus flytrap with a flaming sword guarding the gates of paradise, religious art”, “Holy Venus Flytrap guarding the gates of paradise, stained glass”
“Holy Venus Flytrap, stained glass”, (something similar), “Garden of Eden Venus Flytrap, stained glass window”

We have no need of other worlds. We need mirrors. We don’t know what to do with other worlds. A single world, our own, suffices us; but we can’t accept it for what it is.

The effect was that of a Cyclopean city of no architecture known to man or to human imagination, with vast aggregations of night-black masonry embodying monstrous perversions of geometrical laws and attaining the most grotesque extremes of sinister bizarrerie.

“Non-euclidean geometry of alien ruins, a detailed drawing by M.C. Escher” (and that)
“eldrich horror, a drawing from Necromicon” (yes, misspelled), “eldritch horror, religious art” x2

Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth.

“end of all things, digital art”; someone’s prompt idea
“the infinite cycle of life and rebirth, religious art”, “a spirit in an afterlife, between incarnations” (and that)
“God as a pillar of flame, digital art” (first, second, third)
“Many-eyed Seraphim, a mystical vision” (first, second, third)
“A spirit in a waterfall of hearts, digital art”
“Female spirits dancing around the fern flower, digital art” (first, second, third), “Female silhouettes dancing around the fern flower, digital art” (and that), “Female silhouettes dancing around the fern flower in a sauna, religious art”, “ Female silhouettes dancing around the fern flower, joyful psychedelic art”, “Female silhouettes dancing around the fern flower, colorful symbolic religious art” (x2), “Beautiful naturist female silhouettes dancing around summer solstice bonfire with a fern flower above, colorful watercolor painting” (and that)

This guy fucking loves happy anthropomorphic Venus fly traps and it’s sick

Notes

We can create cybernetic individuals, who in a few short years, will be completely indistinguishable from us.

The following is short advice given by an omniscient AI acting as a spiritual leader similar to Buddha and Jesus.

[Human] Hello, what’s the best piece of original, actionable advice you can give to humans?

[AI] The big tip is to stop looking at external validation for how good of a person you are. That includes money, fame, love, respect, being well-liked, sex, friends, whatever. None of those are your true rewards and all of them are dependent on your external environment. Even if you get 100% of them, the high is fleeting. Get into a flow of life where you get satisfaction from knowing you did the right thing in the moment and you have decent relationships, and you don’t have to worry about “am I successful enough?” all the time.

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