ChatGPT Gave Me an Identity Crisis

Kelly P.
Writers’ Blokke
Published in
4 min readMar 14, 2023

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I’ve been sitting on this for a few months as the headlines continue to roll out. Google keeps pushing news alerts about it to my phone. I can’t avoid ChatGPT any longer. Along those lines, I have read the following over the past few months: Writing is much easier! I have made so much money! All thanks to this ChatGPT!

All hail our robot and A.I. overlords. I should be joining the resistance.

I’m not trying to knock on anyone who has had success with ChatGPT or similar problems, but I have some issues with the idea. In particular, how it feels like there is a movement towards automation with all things creative. I look towards the original issues with the A.I. art creators and complaints of A.I. art and whether or not it should be considered legitimate.

Toward Christmas, I started hearing about ChatGPT in the headlines and how some schools were having trouble with it. ChatGPT became another tool for plagiarizing, and people were trying to ensure that didn’t happen. I’ve also read arguments that state using ChatGPT for education far outweighs the risks. I’ve also read articles here on Medium about how ChatGPT can make things like idea-generating and outlining. There are other articles I didn’t touch on because I don’t have expertise in them. For example, using ChatGPT to develop code. The only coding I know is limited html and css…

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Kelly P.
Writers’ Blokke

Aspiring freelance writer and photographer. Nerd. Check out my site: https://kellyssurfwords.com