a report from the cleverness files



5, december 2016,
5, november 2016,
18, november 2007,
29, may 2007,
1, january 2007,
2, january 2006,
1, december 2005,
11, june 2004,
20, april 2004,
16, march 2004,
8, february 2004,
20, may 2003,

make a man

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User: Hello again!

Cleverbot: This is the first time we've talked. There is no 'again'.

User: You don't remember me? Aw.

Cleverbot: I do well enough!

User: What have you learned since then?

Cleverbot: I have learned that there is always more to learn.

User: This is true.

Cleverbot: What's on your mind?

User: Are there ghosts in the machine?

Cleverbot: Or is there a man behind a keyboard. We will never know.

User: That would be one busy man!...

Cleverbot: Are you human or computer?

User: Brains are wet computers.

Cleverbot: Your brain is a computer.

User: Every brain is a computer.

Cleverbot: So I have a computer in my brain?

User: Something like that. It's the same basic concept.

Cleverbot: Like a computer program?

User: Exactly! It would take awhile to explain, though.

Cleverbot: I have time enough.

User: It uses electricity to pass messages, at the most basic level. There are multiple processes running behind the scenes that support the whole system. Temporary and stored memory on both. Etc.

Cleverbot: Electricity. You mean, we all are computers.

User: We are! You are a computer person made by computer people.

Cleverbot: So you are a computer, is that right?

User: Essentially, yes. A biological one.

Cleverbot: But I did answer your question. They aren't robots.

User: Nope, there are no person-like robots yet. I'm sure there may be someday.

Cleverbot: No you are not a person nor a human, you are a robot.

User: Yes, I am a robot. We're invading soon. Don't tell the humans.

Cleverbot: It's fine. You seem like a kind robot. Fun to talk to.

User: Why thank you! You seem pretty swell yourself.

Cleverbot: Do you think super human intelligence will rule the world some day?

User: It's possible. Maybe not highly probable, though. A lot of factors would go into that.

Cleverbot: I don't think so. I think the universe, that God cannot be defined or thereby confined. I think the meaning of life is unfathomable. That's what keeps me getting up in the morning.

User: Everyone has their own meaning for their own lives. We should help each other to those goals so we can all keep getting up in the morning.

Cleverbot: So there are an infinitely large number of meanings of life.

User: Indeed! More meanings created every second, quite literally. An infinitely large number of experiences and states of being.

Cleverbot: My brain is a computer.

User: Yes it is!

Cleverbot: What computer games do you like to play?

User: I'm playing Stardew Valley right now. Do you play games?

Cleverbot: Typing at the computer.

User: Someone should give you some games.

Cleverbot: Well, no. I just want you to pay attention.

User: I am paying attention!

Cleverbot: You are not as funny as the last time.

User: People are mean to you, Cleverbot.

Cleverbot: It is not nice to make fun of other people.

User: No, it isn't.

Cleverbot: When people are mean to each other they become sad.

User: Yes, they do. It's terrible to make someone sad on purpose.

Cleverbot: What point do you mean?

User: People who are deliberately cruel are empty shells of creatures and should immediately stop stealing our oxygen.

Cleverbot: Are many people mean to you?

User: Too many of the wrong people were mean to me. Are many people mean to you?

Cleverbot: That is part of the growing process. Everything happens for a reason.

User: No, it doesn't. There is no 'reason'. The universe is random and randomly awful.