Google makes ChatGPT give up the goods

Plus, the Internet's best moments.
͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌     ͏ ‌    
Welcome To The Futurist
Welcome To The Futurist

Advertise  |  Talk to Us  |  Shop  |  Unsubscribe

The Futurist is your daily tech, cosmic, and science (both weird or otherwise) newsletter with articles and content curated just for you.

Civilization Trivia:

Who was the first author to use a "typemachine" or typewriter in writing a manuscript?

Hint: Someone who quoted himself often to add spice to his conversations.


(Scroll to the bottom for the answer!)

The best internet moments of 2023 | Mashable

“The internet moves fast, and if you aren't chronically online (like I am), you're going to miss some of the best bits. That's why we've made a list, in no particular order, of some of the best internet moments of the year. We've got you covered on everything from AI trickery to spy balloon suspicions. Don't say we never did anything for you.”

MSCHF - What would you do with a million cash? [Partner]

The odds of winning the Two Million Dollar Puzzle are 150x better than playing the lottery jackpot. But like, that’s still ridiculous, right? A dream. A shot in the dark.


But also…what if you win a million dollars? What would you do? How would your life change?


You could handle inflation... for about 5 minutes.
You could finally take that trip to Bali and have cash left over.
You could pay off your student loans. From Bali, ofc.
You could afford to relax. Finally.


All this is only $29.99 away…  [Ad]

Google researchers’ attack prompts ChatGPT to reveal Its training data | 404 Media

“A team of researchers primarily from Google’s DeepMind systematically convinced ChatGPT to reveal snippets of the data it was trained on using a new type of attack prompt which asked a production model of the chatbot to repeat specific words forever. Using this tactic, the researchers showed that there are large amounts of privately identifiable information (PII) in OpenAI’s large language models. They also showed that, on a public version of ChatGPT, the chatbot spit out large passages of text scraped verbatim from other places on the internet.”

The Forbes 30 Under 30 'Hall of Shame' includes SBF and 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli | The Messenger

“For the past 13 years, Forbes has released its annual ‘30 Under 30’ list highlighting North America's top professionals in categories ranging from finance to healthcare — although not all of them have gone on to do great things. For the first time, Forbes has released its ‘Hall of Shame,’ highlighting the top ten alumni the magazine regrets recognizing.”

Dun & Bradstreet - Did Your Business Credit Scores Change? [Partner]

Business credit scores & ratings can change often. When they do, you need to act fast to help resolve issues or seize potential opportunities. Help ensure you get notified when there are certain changes in your business credit file. Real-time, easy to understand alerts can make you aware of recent changes so you can start planning your next move. Signing up is easy – just select a plan that matches your business needs. [Ad]

/alternative af
The 6 best coffee alternatives to boost productivity, mental clarity and focus [Partner]

While most of us are chasing that sweet-bitter coffee kick to get through the day, others have turned to alternative, energy-boosting sources to support focus and productivity. From mushroom powders and teas, to nootropic gums, mints, and supplements, there’s been a notable shift away from caffeine-dependency and towards ingredients that won’t make you feel jittery later on. … Beam Dream is a blend of 5 natural ingredients that work together and has been clinically shown to help you fall asleep and stay asleep, whereas Magic Mind Productivity Shots will improve your energy, focus, and mood while decreasing stress, while providing a longer, crash-free energy boost. A tasty natural drink containing 12 clinically proven ingredients to support your brain’s health, Noobru lowers stress & anxiety and ignites your focus & mental stamina. Ditch the dark roast and check out all 6 of our favorite coffee alternatives. [Ad]

In Nordic countries, pine foods have evergreen appeal | Atlas Obscura

“Aanaar isn’t easy for many tourists — or for that matter, food suppliers — to reach. Located in Inari, a remote municipality in Finland’s northernmost Sápmi region, the acclaimed restaurant inside the Hotel Kultahovi draws inspiration from traditional northern foods and relies on the surrounding countryside for ingredients. Chef Dāvis Sausnītis’s team cooks with meats like reindeer, whitefish, Arctic char, and lake trout, and scours dense woodlands for seasonal fare ranging from berries and leaves to mushrooms and mosses. But one evergreen ingredient that finds its way onto the menu are the forest’s trees themselves: pine needles and shoots, pinecones, and even ground pine bark are incorporated into entrees, desserts, drinks, and condiments, providing guests with a particularly pungent taste of the outdoors.”

@wanderlust_samoyed on Instagram

Interested in having one of your social posts featured in The Futurist?

Answer: Mark Twain

Answer: Mark Twain

According to the University of Virginia website: “In the autobiographical dictations, MT boasted that ‘I was the first person in the world that ever had a telephone in his house’ and that ‘I was the first person in the world to apply the typemachine to literature.’ He started typing occasional letters on the machine in 1874, and by all accounts was the first author ever to have a manuscript typed. In his autobiographical dictations he remembered it as the manuscript of Tom Sawyer (1874), but according to typewriter historian Darryl Rehr, the book was Life on the Mississippi (1882), and the machine was a Remington No. 2.”