WordChains : Stream of Consciousness

According to the definition in the Encyclopædia Britannica:

“stream of consciousness: narrative technique intended to render the flow of myriad impressions—visual, auditory, physical, associative, and subliminal—that impinge on the consciousness of an individual and form part of his awareness along with the trend of his rational thoughts. […]”

Now imagine this process, this stream of thoughts brought to the level of a social mind, of an entire community or society. The expression of a collective consciousness. Sixty-seven million stories of personal experiences, told spontaneously, without inhibitions, in the shelter of the anonymity of a social network - Experience Project, now discontinued: this is the enormous collection of human thoughts that has been used to synthesize an artificial mind, in some way representative of an entire generation of people.

We have linguistically analyzed the whole collection of millions stories, then distilled them into a semantic model using Deep Learning techniques.

And finally, the generation: starting with a single seed word, all the subsequent words spring automatically, freely following a thread of linked senses, sensations, associations. Words are interconnected by an evolving semantic coherence, like a loose interior monologue of this collective mind. We have not introduced any filter: the result is sincere, candid and brutal, as are the unspeakable thoughts that we all know in our depths.

A representation of the full richness, speed, and subtlety of a mind - maybe our mind - at work.

Some examples (Generative NFT drop on fx(hash) )

Stream of Consciousness #275

Stream of Consciousness #356

Stream of Consciousness #449