### [[πŸ‘… The Lick of Life]] #Experiment #Artificial_Intelligence #Aitwork #Language **I asked ChatGPT**: (twist at the end) Tell me a short story that happens in world where humans have lost all their senses, except taste. Those people have never experienced any of the other four senses, nor do they know of their existence, as they have been missing for centuries. **ChatGPT**: In a world where humans have lost all their senses except taste, life is a constant struggle for survival. Without sight, hearing, touch, or smell, humans have no way of communicating, navigating, or detecting danger. They rely on their taste buds to find food and water, and to identify their kin. One day, a young man named Zane decides to venture out of his cave, where he lives with his mother and sister. He has a curious and adventurous spirit, and he wants to explore the world beyond his home. He takes a piece of dried fruit with him, which he uses to mark his trail by biting off small pieces and spitting them on the ground. He walks for a long time, feeling the rough and uneven terrain under his feet. He tastes the air, trying to sense any changes in the environment. He encounters different plants and animals, some of which he tries to eat, and some of which try to eat him. He manages to avoid the predators by running away or fighting back, using his teeth and nails as weapons. He reaches a river, where he drinks some water and washes his wounds. He feels a sudden surge of joy, as he tastes something new and delicious. He realizes that he has found another human, a young woman named Lila, who is also exploring the river. They greet each other by licking their faces, and they feel a strong attraction. They decide to stay together, and they share their food and stories. They continue their journey, following the river downstream. They encounter more dangers and wonders, but they also find more humans, who join them in their quest. They form a small tribe, and they learn to cooperate and care for each other. They discover new tastes and sensations, and they develop a rudimentary language based on sounds and gestures. They reach the sea, where they are amazed by the vastness and saltiness of the water. They build a raft, and they sail across the ocean, hoping to find new lands and new flavors. They are happy and hopeful, as they taste the freedom and adventure of their new life. **Me**: Wait .. how did they develop a language based on sounds and gestures .. they can't hear or see. **ChatGPT**: (Emojis by ChatGPT!) That’s a good question. I guess I didn’t think about that when I generated the story. πŸ˜… Maybe they could sense the vibrations of the sounds and the movements of the gestures, and they associated them with different meanings. Or maybe they had some latent abilities that were awakened by their interactions. Or maybe it was just a plot hole in my story. 🀷 I’m sorry if my story was not very logical or realistic. I was trying to be creative and imaginative, but I might have overlooked some details. I hope you still liked it, though. 😊 Do you want me to generate another story, or something else? I can also create poems, code, essays, songs, and more. Just tell me what you want me to do. πŸ™Œ **Me**: well .. give this story an extremely funny and witty title. **ChatGPT**: The Lick of Life: A Sensory-Deprived Romance ![[The Lick of Life.png]] > [!seealso] Related Thoughts > > Related thoughts will appear here when available. Published: December 13, 2023