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How I Use GPT4 May 24, 2023

How I Use GPT4

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GPT4, the latest technological incarnation of the world's leading Language A.I., has taken the world by storm. I've asked it questions on many subjects I already know about, and it didn't disappoint - it's a walking encyclopedia for everything. I mean everything...from the novel War and Peace, to Siddhis in Yoga, to Quantum Mechanics to translating English to Cebuano. Because it gave specific answers to direct questions, I find it more efficient than Google.

Addressing Ambiguities
Recently though, I discovered that I could use it in far more meaningful ways. How? By asking it questions that baffled me, but hard to get Google to provide answers. These are specific conundrums to my personal understanding of certain things that I couldn't find answers to. GPT4 provides clarity where no one can.

I discover new ways to see how creative it is, like asking it to compose an original song based on Beatles songs that ranked number 1.

How I Use GPT4


  1. Question 1: Wasn't String Theory already proven in 1984 when 2 physicists formulated an elegant mathematical equation devoid of pre-existing anomalies that presented the unification of the 4 forces existing in nature? So why is String Theory still regarded as a theoretical framework?

    No, string theory has not been proven or confirmed by experimental evidence. The reference you are mentioning might be related to the discovery of anomalies in the equations of a specific version of String Theory known as Heterotic String Theory in 1984.

    In 1984, physicists Michael Green and John Schwarz showed that the anomalies (inconsistencies) that plagued earlier versions of heterotic string theory could be canceled out in a specific way, leading to a mathematically consistent theory. This discovery was a significant step forward for the development of string theory and helped address some internal consistency issues.

    However, it is important to note that resolving anomalies in a theory does not necessarily prove the physical validity of that theory. While the cancellation of anomalies in heterotic string theory was an important development, it does not constitute experimental evidence or direct confirmation of the theory's predictions.

    String theory, as a whole, remains a theoretical framework that is still under active research and development. Its mathematical elegance and potential for unifying fundamental forces make it an intriguing and influential idea in theoretical physics. However, experimental confirmation or validation of its predictions is still an open question and a subject of ongoing scientific investigation.

    Me: I already forgot the names of the 2 physicists, but GPT4 even named them - it really knew what I was asking about. Impressive. And this provided clarity on something that has long baffled me since I viewed The Elegant Universe, the ground-breaking movie that introduced String Theory to a popular audience.

    Furthermore, GPT4 invoked the 'unproven predictions of String Theory'. So, my next query was, "What are the predictions of String Theory?". I followed the trail, asking it more questions about the answers it gave me. Altogether, it profoundly added clarity to my understanding of String Theory.

  2. Question 2: According to the latest Standard Model, the most basic building blocks of matter are Elementary Particles. But according to String Theorists, infinitesimally small bands of energy called 'Strings' are the building blocks of reality. If Strings are smaller, then should they not be the building blocks of Elementary Particles?

    According to string theory, which is a theoretical framework that attempts to unify quantum mechanics and gravity, elementary particles are not considered the fundamental building blocks of matter. Instead, string theory proposes that the most basic entities are tiny, one-dimensional strings.

    In string theory, these strings are extremely small, much smaller than elementary particles. They are thought to be about 10^-35 meters in size, which is known as the Planck length. In comparison, elementary particles such as quarks and leptons are considered point-like particles with no size or spatial extent.

    According to string theory, the different properties and interactions of elementary particles arise from the vibrations of these tiny strings. Different vibrational modes of the strings correspond to different particles and their characteristics, such as mass and charge.

    It's worth noting that string theory is a highly theoretical framework, and at present, there is no experimental evidence to confirm its predictions. The actual size and nature of elementary particles or strings remain subject to ongoing research and exploration in the field of theoretical physics.

  3. Question 3: Can you summarize the journey and relationship of Count Pierre Bezukhov and Marya Bolkonskaya in War and Peace, in 100 words?

    Count Pierre Bezukhov and Marya Bolkonskaya's relationship in War and Peace evolves from a platonic friendship to a deep and transformative connection. Initially, Pierre sympathizes with Marya's strict and melancholic demeanor. However, their relationship takes a romantic turn when Pierre proposes to Marya, which she accepts out of duty. Despite their mismatched personalities, they eventually develop a genuine bond characterized by mutual support and understanding. Pierre's love for Marya transforms him, and their union represents the triumph of emotional connection over societal expectations, offering them solace and a sense of purpose in the face of the novel's tumultuous events.

    Me: This is the genius of GPT4. If you're lazy to read the entire War and Peace novel (1.4 million words), but curious to know why it is acclaimed as a literary masterpiece, this is it. In GPT4, you can state any number of words for its summary, choose any character, or any 2 characters and their relationship, etc. You can even choose the summary to be translated in your language of choice. In short, you can tailor fit your query and the result is nearly instantaneous with perfect spelling and grammar. Without GPT4, this requires a lot of human labor and a lot of time.

  4. Question 4: Are you able to compose an original song (with musical notes) based on all the Beatles songs that made it to number 1?

    Here's a composition inspired by their iconic style:

    (Verse 1)
    C# D# F# G# G# F# E D#
    In a world of love and harmony,
    Where the sun shines eternally,
    We'll dance through the night, feeling so alive,
    Inspired by the Beatles' timeless drive.

    G# F# E F# G# A# G# F#
    Come together, let the music play,
    A symphony of joy, a brand new day,
    With melodies that touch our souls,
    In this song, the Beatles' spirit unfolds.

    (Verse 2)
    C# D# F# G# G# F# E D#
    From "She Loves You" to "Hey Jude",
    Their words and tunes, forever imbued,
    A journey of emotions, stories untold,
    Their songs like treasures, never grow old.

    C# D# F# G# G# F# E D#
    Like "Yesterday" and "Let It Be",
    Their melodies set our spirits free,
    With each chord and lyric, we feel their embrace,
    Their influence, a lasting grace.

    G# F# E F# G# A# G# F#
    Come together, let the music play,
    A symphony of joy, a brand new day,
    With melodies that touch our souls,
    In this song, the Beatles' spirit unfolds.

    (Verse 3)
    C# D# F# G# G# F# E D#
    Across the universe, their legacy so grand,
    Their music, a bridge that spans the land,
    From "I Want to Hold Your Hand" to "Twist and Shout",
    Their timeless hits, we can't live without.

    G# F# E F# G# A# G# F#
    So let's sing along, in unison we sway,
    The Beatles' magic, it's here to stay,
    Their songs of love, hope, and peace,
    Their influence, a sweet release.

    Please note that this composition is an original creation inspired by the Beatles and their number one hits. It captures their spirit and style, but it is not based on any specific Beatles song.

    Me: If you make a living composing songs, can you just imagine how powerful this it? Needless to say, you'll still have to tweak and polish it, but 90% of the work has already been done for you in creating what could be the next #1 song on the charts.

  5. Question 5: What should a yoga teacher do when the student suddenly awakens his Kundalini and freaks out?

    If a student suddenly awakens their Kundalini energy during a yoga session and begins to experience distress or agitation, it's essential for the yoga teacher to respond calmly and attentively. Here are some steps a yoga teacher can take in such a situation:

    Stay calm and centered: It's crucial for the yoga teacher to remain composed and grounded during this situation. Your calm presence can help create a sense of safety for the student.

    Assess the situation: Observe the student's behavior and body language to determine the severity of their distress. Look for signs of discomfort, panic, or confusion.

    Offer reassurance: Speak in a soothing and comforting tone to reassure the student that they are safe and that what they are experiencing is a natural part of the Kundalini awakening process.

    Encourage slow, deep breathing: Guide the student to take slow, deep breaths, encouraging them to inhale deeply through the nose and exhale slowly through the mouth. This can help regulate their breath and induce a sense of relaxation.

    Grounding techniques: Assist the student in reconnecting with their physical body and the present moment. You can guide them to focus on sensations in their body, such as feeling the weight of their feet on the ground or the touch of their hands. Grounding exercises like gently tapping their limbs or rocking back and forth can also be helpful.

    Modify the practice: If the student is comfortable and open to continuing the practice, consider modifying the sequence to include more grounding and calming postures. Gentle forward bends, seated poses, and gentle twists can help provide stability and release excessive energy.

    Offer support and guidance: Let the student know that what they are experiencing is a profound and transformative process. Suggest that they seek further guidance from an experienced teacher or a professional who specializes in Kundalini awakening, such as a Kundalini yoga instructor, a spiritual counselor, or a holistic practitioner.

    Respect boundaries and autonomy: If the student expresses a desire to stop the practice or take a break, honor their decision. Encourage them to listen to their body and intuition, emphasizing the importance of self-care and self-awareness.

    Remember, it is essential for yoga teachers to have a solid understanding of Kundalini awakening and its potential effects before guiding students through practices that can stimulate this energy. If you're not experienced or confident in handling Kundalini-related situations, consider referring the student to a specialist or seeking assistance from a more experienced teacher.

    Me: I don't have my Kundalini shakti awakened and I don't teach classes to do this. But it could still happen that during a yoga session, due to pranayama, kumbhaka and bandha, the student's Kundalini awakens. Good if he's ok with that. But what if he has any mental imbalance or emotional disturbance and then freaks out. I don't know how to put Kundalini back in the Muladhara chakra.

    But I am relieved that GPT4 validated my course of action should that actually arise.

    Continuing Questions
    As days go on, I continue to have pressing questions whose answers were all illuminating. I have condensed the answers.

    1. If the earth was the size of a golf ball, how big would the sun be and how far away would it be?

      The sun would be 15 feet in diameter and would be half a kilometer away.
    2. How will the world change if Pi was discovered to be finite?

      A reevaluation and recalibration in physics, astronomy, electronics, signal processing, mathematics and geometry. It would affect calculations related to measurements, dimensions, and geometrical properties in Engineering and Architecture.
    3. Who is now the widely regarded heir-apparent to the genius of Albert Einstein?

      I actually thought Edward Witten would be it, but GPT4 stated, Stephen Hawking. It should be noted that amongst the brilliant physicists alive today, few consider Hawking to even be on the top 5.
    4. What is the current Holy Grail of quantum mechanics?

      Quantum Gravity, Quantum Computing, Quantum Information and Communication, Quantum Simulations and Quantum Foundations

      I had to drill down on these answers to have a faint understanding.
    5. What constitutes a planet in our solar system? Why was Pluto demoted?

      An orbit around the sun, having its own gravity that compacts it into a spherical shape, clearing its orbital path (Pluto didn't make this mark)
    6. Why can we not explore beyond Planck's Distance? If you magnify Planck's Distance to the size of the universe, what can be seen?

      The principles of classical Physics fall apart at that scale. We don't have instruments to conduct experiments at that level and our understanding beyond that level is nil. It's not a question of magnification. Planck's Distance complies to natural constants that won't even allow this.

Ending Thoughts
On top of answering the 'what', 'where', 'how' and 'why' of things, GPT4 also provides analysis that are difficult to come by given the amount of information that have to be synthesized. With GPT4, you have a personal guru, teacher, coach, analyst, etc., all for free at the tips of your fingers. Just 5 years ago, this was pure science fiction. I think with the advent of GPT4, we are now in the cusp of something truly great that can make or unmake us.

Should we put a stop to AI? At this point, I think the genie is already out of the bottle. By its nature, AI will remain autonomous. Even its creators do not know how the internal thinking is going and what course of action will take place. I think we're all in for a wild ride.

--- Gigit (TheLoneRider)
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