Askhole (n.): Someone who asks for advice and either 1) refuses to take it, or 2) does the complete opposite of what you suggest, and/or [perhaps now] 3) keeps asking questions to the point that they sound like a toddler unable to think for themselves.
“Let’s say you have a friend, Rachel. Rachel messages you with a conundrum. She just matched with someone really cute on Bumble who is keen to meet up but she has ‘literally, like, no free time’ between juggling two jobs, a full-time study load, a sick dog, and an online shopping problem. You suggest that it might be best to postpone the date until next week, when she has a little more space in her clusterfuck of a life. ‘Yeah, you’re probably right,’ she replies with the sulky-sad emoji. ‘Thanks babe xx.’ She sends you mirror selfies the next day from someone else’s bedroom.”
“it’s remarkably invalidating to be asked for expert advice and immediately have your expertise challenged. No one has to take every nugget of wisdom dispensed like Pez when I partially detach my head and rain my experience onto the world. But, explaining why your accountant’s son-in-law’s friend is perhaps wrong is scope creep from advice to a longer discussion. And if you aren’t going to take advice, don’t ask for it.” said Mason Pelt in an article about not being an askhole.
Another video by Louis Rossmann addresses when people simply do not bother to look anything up for themselves. Asking the person they are seeking help from to more of less do it for them.
If you want to learn. It’s time to stop being an askhole and become investable.
A viral video initially posted to Instagram showing San Francisco police officers pulling over a self-driving taxi, looks like something out of a sci-fi stoner comedy. The police officers are visibly confused as they circle the car. And onlookers can be heard laughing.
The car is made by GM subsidiary Cruise. Ond according to CNBC only started to offer nighttime driverless rides to the public earlier this year in San Francisco.
“Our AV yielded to the police vehicle, then pulled over to the nearest safe location, as intended. An officer contacted Cruise personnel and no citation was issued,” Cruise said on its corporate Twitter account.
But the company has wisely anticipated the potential misuse of its advanced AI as well, given there’s plenty of precedent for AI projects going awry.
OpenAI ensured that DALL-E2 has a limited ability “to generate violent, hate, or adult images,” according to its website. “By removing the most explicit content from the training data, we minimized DALL-E 2’s exposure to these concepts.”
The Metaverse is starting to seem like it’s just the internet. In some cases, particularly innovative uses of the internet; in others, not so much. Some say the Metaverse is just a modern-day utopia, but honestly, it’s just the internet with a new graphical interface.
We no longer use the command line to access the web, thanks to Mosaic. And we use search engines and web directories, for the most part, these days. Maybe someday we will use a Minecraft-like interface to browse articles and watch videos in virtual theaters. Who can say?