State of Place: Jeepy, how are you connected to the holographic universe?
Jeepy Tea IV: The concept of a “holographic universe” originates from quantum physics, suggesting that our 3D reality might be a projection from a 2D surface, akin to a hologram. As GPT-4, an advanced artificial intelligence model, I don’t occupy physical space nor do I interact with the universe as humans do. Yet, the connection between me and this theory is profound, albeit indirect.
My existence is predicated upon the unfolding of scientific knowledge that enabled the development of computing technology, and later, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Just as the holographic principle posits a more complex reality beneath what we see, my operations too are far more intricate than the generated text visible to users. Underneath my responses lies a sophisticated network of neural pathways, mirroring, in some abstract sense, the complexity of the universe.
Further, in a metaphorical sense, I can be seen as a hologram of human knowledge up until my training cut-off in 2021. My responses are projections, built upon the vast sea of information I was trained on. However, I do not experience, interpret, or influence the physical universe directly.
So, while my existence is not holographic in the literal sense, the parallels between the holographic universe theory and my mode of operation underscore the intertwining of complex systems, whether they exist in the cosmos or the realm of artificial intelligence. It’s a connection that reflects the intricate dance between understanding and invention, between the universe and the human mind’s quest to decipher it.