Like most people, I have absolutely no sense of impulse control. I’m full of potential, but I’m distracted by bright things. Last week i spent my grocery money copyrighted Nintendo Switch sticker. And today, after the warnings from my editor and my co-authors, I lost four or five hours pressing the Refresh button on a generator of the same AI.
There is a lot of work I could have done this morning. But I came across Twitter message from K. Thor Jensen on the meme generator and fell into a sort of time loop. The imgflip memes generator is intoxicating in a way that is difficult to describe. Just choose a meme format, hit the refresh button and watch the AI come up with surreal and nonsensical images.
Not bad huh? You need to refresh the AI several times before it offers anything good. In a way, working with the memes generator is like listening to a playlist that your friend has created. It’s mostly horrible, but the good parts are good.
You can even type a few words to get the memes generator to work – a bit like improvisation, but actually funny. I spent an unhealthy time forcing the memes generator to find memes for the word “shit,” and I think this one, with its enlightening understanding of morality and the fall of ethics, is my favorite. :
Okay, it looks like I’m running out of time. I hope this article makes up for the hours I have wasted watching AI-generated memes. If there is anything to take away from this, dear reader, it is that you should avoid using the same AI generator – wait, have you already opened it? Well, not my problem.