@polanco Maybe the future of online is tricking the bots into talking with each other.

@polanco Maybe we could fool the marketers and astroturfers that dominate places like reddit into engaging with our own army of AI bots while we all just enjoy the internet somewhere else

@matty how can we enjoy _our_ internet (say, gemini) when its content could as well be AI generated?

@polanco Honestly I don't know. Some sort of william gibson esque active defense measures that run some kind of AI auto detection maybe? That probably won't be very practical

Really it might be necessary to just design new protocols that can't be used by bots. I wonder how that could be done.

Also, government regulation could be very effective against advertising / astroturfing. But that isn't very likely to happen, and if it does it won't have enough teeth.

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@matty thank you for reminding me I have to check out Neuromancer.

Yeah, afaik, goverments should have _us_, their citizens, as their top priority/in their best interests, but sadly it seems that everyday we're treated more like cattle, and what's worse, people doesn't realise, or seem to be ok with it.

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