Botnik, ein Kollektiv aus Digitalkünstlern, machen gerne Unsinn mit Internet und haben einen Predictive Text Bot auf die Space-Sprache von Neil DeGrasse Tyson trainiert. Mit dem haben sie dann ein Reddit-AMA beantwortet und das Ergebnis ist reinstes Gold. Dasselbe gibts noch mit Zuckerberg, aber dessen non-artificial predictive Robot-Sprech ist für 'nen artificial predictive Robot-Texter eher langweilig. (via Scott Alexander)
Mein Favorite: „What was the universe like after the big bang? – Picture a new car. Shiny, red, cosmic. Now picture it singing about books. That, quite literally, is what the universe was like.“
Mehr Gold vom Robot-Neil:
keef9001: Are we alone in the universe?
Predictive Text Neil deGrasse Tyson (PTNDGT): It is my belief that other life forms exist, and that all they ever do is talk about Carl Sagan and how much they like my space clothing.
Adorable_Dog: What makes the stars twinkle?
PTNDGT: The stars are so very far away from our planet (and also Neptune) that light can actually orbit around your eyes and travel through your empty nose. Tell someone what I said and see if they are a good listener.
Mister_Sunfish: What's the difference between an asteroid and a meteorite?
PTNDGT: The universe is full of Jupiter's eggs. Asteroids are eggs that were present for the birth of Seattle. Meteorites are eggs with British friends. I thought that was obvious.
Lost_in_here: What do you not want the public to know about science?
PTNDGT: Of course we scientists have our little secrets. For instance, the moon is in Spain. Another: stars aren't real. Also, cells are huge. One cell is roughly the size of a marble.
PackedInsanity: What are dogs?
PTNDGT: Ah, the hardest thing to do: teaching you to know what a "dog" is. Somebody else can tell you about that. I am a scientist of the cosmos, not a scientist of how to measure a little dog. I have calculated this, and I am very comfortable in the knowledge that dogs are not the stars, so I don't want to talk about that.
auralScapes: Is it true that your mustache has become sentient and is paid less than federal minimum wage to run your Twitter account?
PTNDGT: Face hair science is not an exact one. Sometimes it disappears for minutes at a time and no one notices not even me. Quickly look now! Is it still there? I expect that it is in those times it may post on Twitter. But there is no pay, just the love of a job well done in the name of science.
Lost_in_here: What is the scariest thing in the universe?
PTNDGT: The only thing that I am afraid of is the discovery of a comet inside my brain.
apmihal: Because you're a scientist, I'm interested in your opinion on art, which you comment on from time to time. What makes something art, and what makes something not art?
PTNDGT: If something is 100 percent accurate and the government is okay with it -- that's art. If something makes a person want to contaminate a forest for the rest of their lives -- that's not art, my friend.
OmegaFace: What should NASA name its next rocket? I'm assuming you have some profound suggestions.
PTNDGT: When I am asked by NASA to name things (and that happens more often than one might even imagine), I think for a long time, at least 50 minutes. In fact, one time they called upon me to name the earth itself. After a long time pondering the available choices (including Tyson), I found myself instructing them to stick with Earth because it rhymes with my best word: birth. Which brings me back to how I name things for NASA. I think of naming my own baby children at the moment they arrive all covered in blood and other mother stuff. And then I think of the naming of a NASA rocket and how that is not as good as naming a planet but almost as good so I shall do it. My name choices are kind of a secret between me and NASA for now. That's what happens when you are a famous scientist. NASA waits for you. I will give you a little sneak peak though: Zircon Zulu, Yorkers Yardstick and Carl.
SyrupBuccaneer: What did you have for breakfast?
PTNDGT: Every day I require 10 tons of toxic chicken and black egg stuff. Today was no different.
liquidstake: Thank you for doing this AMA /u/neildegrassebotnik. I have to ask, why do you spend so much time tweeting about scientific inconsistencies in movies? Also, have you ever considered that we are living in a simulated reality and nothing is real?
PTNDGT: My time is stretched by the rotating earth, that's why I can travel through wires, just like Albert Einstein. Reality? In my opinion you might as well call it Mutton.
sillythings: Neilbot, what is the meaning of life?
PTNDGT: Look, I may be a really big version of knowledge, but even the most successful science human in the cosmos must admit when he doesn't want to tell you that. If you could know what I know, you'd fail to reproduce children.
NFUN11: How do you reconcile the difference between theoretical and observed zero point energy of a vacuum?
PTNDGT: I reconcile the difference in the same way you might reconcile a marriage when one partner has zero energy points on a scale of one to ten. Dating a vacuum in a theoretical way can produce true intimate relationships with science at their heart.
craigsherbert: Do you think you could take Bill Nye in a fight? Is it possible to use science to unlock the secret of the Hadoken?
PTNDGT: This is really two questions but I shall try to answer them both. Would I take Bill to see this wonder of science you mention or are you wondering if I will beat him up in a fighting ring of science? All you need to do is look at us side by side. We are in different weight classes and I am going to guess different science classes as well. I would not fight him science to science. I would also not fight a Hadoken because that sounds like a powerful Star Wars beast.
maxticket: After we colonize Mars, we'll put a statue of you in the center of town. What material should your statue be made of?
PTNDGT: Old wood is the obvious choice, recycled from Carl Sagan's household, taken from his son without asking.
RoblemVR: What can be done with all the "flat earthers"?
PTNDGT: I want to tell them — the earth is a trap designed to catch a scientist and that's exactly what it has never actually done to me. I am the only man to escape its gravitational grip. I am going to get the scientists out and put those people in there instead.
cfryant: What was the universe like after the big bang?
PTNDGT: Picture a new car. Shiny, red, cosmic. Now picture it singing about books. That, quite literally, is what the universe was like.
Bigfoot_G: Anyway, how is your sex life?
PTNDGT: Sex, the first emperor of making life, is something even a single professor has to pay for.