Barren landscapes type a solemn backdrop right here to the Midjourney (opens in new tab) AI’s prediction of what the “final selfie ever taken” will appear like. The scenes are bestrewn with untamed fires, and thick, darkish smoke permeates the air. Whether or not that is wooden smoke, industrial air pollution, or outright nuclear winter is unclear, however the sinewy figures capturing the second appear to plead, “assist us.”
There aren’t any smiles, or duckface pouting right here. Their eyes are hole, their pores and skin puckered, peeling, or non-existent. Within the background is strewn rubble and what I can solely guess are our bodies. The message is evident: that is the place our trajectory will take us if we do not kind ourselves out.
Not essentially the most constructive observe to begin the day on, however poignant nonetheless.
Midjourney is an AI picture generator that enables customers to think about attainable futures, alternate timelines, or design kitchy lofi thumbnails. It does so by means of the usage of a a Discord bot, and is free for all to make use of for a restricted time.
Person zx_JB posted the above photos within the Midjourney Discord channel’s #show-and-tell room, and robotoverloards (opens in new tab) has been posting a few of the creepiest predictions on Tiktok, for those who’re on the lookout for a deep dive. I clicked off after the primary 10 seconds of the highest video, so I did not find yourself with nightmares.
With the harrowing considered these humanoid husks being our final destiny filling my mind, I needed to get one other perspective. One thing somewhat extra lighthearted. I joined the Discord (opens in new tab) and had a peruse for one thing somewhat extra constructive.
Having discovered largely AI generated cats, cute ladies, and no matter ‘nerd man unhappy laptop Japanese’ was aiming for, I had a go at asking the AI to generate one thing a bit much less alarming.
Typing /think about Backyard cities of the long run threw up some attractive photos, and I’ve upscaled just a few—one other neat little function—on your viewing pleasure. I am positive it is a welcome vista after that assault on the eyes. And I am personally extra inclined to consider that is what humanity’s future will maintain. Possibly I am only a utopian idealist, however can we no less than goal for this primary?
On that observe, imma go plant a tree.