Can we chill with the hype please?
I asked ChatGPT to explain a company’s internal hiring process like a stoned surfer bro.
At first glance, it’s objectively funny.
At second glance…is it really? Or is it just funny that we can make a computer spit out something ridiculous?
Go ahead. Ask ChatGPT to explain anything like a stoned surfer bro. By the 3rd or 4th ask, it’s played. (I’d argue that turning any awful job ad into a stoned surfer job ad is an immediate improvement.)
I stayed away from the jubilation of ChatGPT content since the launch. I’m old enough to have seen this 100x before. NFTs. Virtual reality. 3D movies. Drone delivery. 5G as a game changer.
Meanwhile we STILL don’t have flying cars.
Don’t misunderstand: I’m not saying it’s destined to be another pile. We have several members of our team who took an interest in it and are working to find ways we could use it effectively. I’m certain they’ll succeed.
But as of this instant: it’s great if you like telling someone what to write, then fixing it for them. A bad copywriter. Who is fast and free.
The best take I’ve seen came from Zack Korman on Twitter:
It may get there. Or not. Play with it. See if you can find ways to make it work.
But stop with the hype.
Until then, enjoy this post written as a Stoned Surfer Bro:
Yo, like, check it. I asked ChatGPT to explain a company’s internal hiring process, but like, in a totally gnarly surfer bro way.
At first glance, it’s like, totally hilarious, man. But then, like, you think about it more and it’s like, wait, is it really that funny? Or is it just funny cuz we can make a computer spit out some ridiculous stuff?
Dude, go ahead, ask ChatGPT to explain anything like a stoned surfer bro. By the third or fourth time, it’s like, totally played out. But, like, turning any boring job ad into a stoned surfer job ad is, like, an instant improvement, know what I mean?
I’ve been staying away from the hype of ChatGPT since it dropped, cuz, like, I’m old enough to have seen this before. NFTs, VR, 3D movies, drone delivery, 5G as a game changer. But we still ain’t got no flying cars, dude.
But, like, don’t get me wrong, man. I’m not saying it’s all gonna be a pile of crap. We got some members of our team who are, like, totally into it and trying to figure out how we can make it work for us. I’m sure they’ll, like, totally succeed.
But as of right now, it’s like, great if you want to tell someone what to write and then fix it for them. Like, a bad copywriter, but like, fast and free.
It might get there, man. It might not. Just, like, play around with it and see what you can come up with.
But, like, can we please just chill with the hype cycle? Let’s, like, enjoy the ride and see where it takes us.