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OpenAI has developed a new text-to-video model called "Sora". Soon anyone will be able to script, direct, and create their own films, their own cinematographic works.
  • 100%. The truth is hard to swallow but I've already seen people displaced by AI tech in other professions. It's no leap at all to think this could happen in the arts and film industry soon.

    Also I don't understand the notion of "humans can do x so AI can't replace us". Fact is AI only needs to do 20-30% of what humans can do to put a ton of us out of a job. And it's a bit delusional to think one is immune just because they studied "cinematography".

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    OpenAI has developed a new text-to-video model called "Sora". Soon anyone will be able to script, direct, and create their own films, their own cinematographic works.
  • Hey, you do you, but a great example of being in denial and exactly what people should not be doing. Everyone should be thinking about how to reposition themselves to ride this technological wave to success, and not turn a blind eye and be washed away like the parent poster above.

    "Near future" and "foreseeable future" is constrained only by imagination and can happen sooner than you think.

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    OpenAI has developed a new text-to-video model called "Sora". Soon anyone will be able to script, direct, and create their own films, their own cinematographic works.
  • A false sense of security is worse than no security at all.

    When the AI workforce breaks through the arts and film industry, what makes you think you're the one holding the keys and calling the shots on AI? Simply because you studied cinematography?

    The point is the scale of the impact will likely be substantial and many potentially will be displaced. I would argue you should be studying this shift rigorously instead of being dismissive to give yourself the advantage.

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    Looking for a front-end for OpenAI API
  • If you are a student you can get it half price. IMO it's totally worth the one time fee.

    https://www.studentappcentre.com/App/TypingMind

    You can also use Claude, Gemini and other GPT versions with it as well.

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    Does technology actually add value to the world?
  • What I want to understand is whether or not that technology is creating more value.

    I think the question to ask is value created for whom. Based on my personal and probably biased opinion, value is not created for the greater good but for the capital owners and shareholders.

    And if so than more technology means more value which means we can eventually get to a place of so much societal surplus that we can reorchestrate soceity to enjoy the benefits of it.

    Again, my opinion, but it's not in the DNA of a capitalistic society to have surpluses so someone will capture it and try to squeeze out more. So in the event of a seismic technology advancement, my dystopian view is that the poor will not reap much benefits, and instead of billionaires, we will have trillionaires.

    So that's where my question is. If a company experiences a +30% efficiency boost due to technology, does soceity benefit from it?

    I think if there is a counterbalance to capitalism and corporate greed then yes, some of that value will come back to society. Perhaps an improved medication at cost, better transit, emergency response technology... But if we leave it in the hands of capitalists they will enrich themselves very quickly.

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    Does technology actually add value to the world?
  • There is a lot to unpack from your post. First of all, there is no doubt that technology in general adds value for the human race - like the another commenter said, foundational things like fire, tools all the way to the zipper and buttons you have on clothings, umbrellas you bring into the rain, the video chats you have with loved ones during COVID - those are all the fruits of technology.

    But if you get down to the particulars, value can be very subjective. Some people value fancy new tech sneakers, primate NFTs whereas others value new computer vision technology or a new programming language. So are certain technologies adding value? Depends on who you ask.

    As for who is capturing value in a capitalistic society, I think you already have the answer. Simply put, if your company operates at a 50% efficiency and you bump it up to 70% with tech and automation, rest assured that you are going to see job cuts to "become lean" and to "do less with more", followed by increased targets to produce more. You are not going to get more leisure time but instead be asked to push ahead until you hit the physical limit and break.

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    What are some of your cheap eats hacks?
  • Soak dried Porcini or Shiitake mushroom in a bowl of warm water for about 20 min (can boil the mushrooms if fresh). The mushrooms then can be used as an ingredient to a variety of recipes but more importantly, the bowl of water is now an umami bomb, and can be used as a broth or seasoning to add a ton of flavor to a bunch of dishes (pasta sauce, soup, stir-fry...)

    Porcini in particular has an earthly, nutty taste and can be used to create complex sauces with a "beefy" taste.

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    If humans went extinct, what would the Earth look like one year later?
  • Well that's what I mean. OP says it's kinda nice if we'd be all gone, and my response was what's the point of things being "nice" if there are no humans to observe or affirm it? The only thing that is meaningful for us is if we find a way to sustainably coexist with everything, and not self-loathe our species into oblivion.