Verified human

There's no blue checkmark to prove it but I am, a human. Shocking, I know. It sounds rather bizarre to even think about, but with all the advancements in machine learning, large language models and AIs, it won't be long before the internet is filled with "non-humans". The web is already filled with content, created by humans and designed to be consumed by robots. Everything these days seems to be tailored to make our robot overlords happy. From YouTube videos designed to please the algorithm, released at a pace that is optimised for engagement on the platform, to blog posts written with perfect SEO in mind. ​​The justification is usually that this is what we have to do in order to help people discover our content. But soon it's not even gonna be our content. Humans will ask AIs to create content to make other AIs happy. I'm sure I'll get to a point where I'll start second guessing each post in front of me: has this been written by a human? Is there an actual human being I can connect with on the other side of this? At least when it comes to me, to this space I carved out for myself, I can guarantee you that the answer is and will always be yes. Yes, there is an actual human being on the other side of these words you're reading right now. One you can connect with at any time, if you so desire.

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