The Problems With All the Good Things
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The Problems With All the Good Things

A Chat With AI That Questions Everything

About the Book

Here are two observations that you’ve likely made in your life:

One, you’ve noticed how easy it is to find fault. If you haven’t found fault yourself, then you know others who find this wrong and that wrong and that other thing wrong as well.

Two, you’ve learned about things generally deemed desirable and good, things not connected with fault, whether these are states of being or possessions or activities.

Now, if you put the first observation to the test (looking for fault), would the second still hold (that there are things without fault)?

Would there be nothing to complain about; would there be nothing wrong with all those things desirable and good?

This question is what this little book is exploring, by interviewing OpenAI’s ChatGPT about the problems, with many good things.

(This book’s regular price is $3.99. Leanpub sets a minimum price of $7.99. To compensate for this difference, 50% of the revenue for this book made on Leanpub is being donated to Amazon Watch.)

About the Author

Jens Oliver Meiert
Jens Oliver Meiert

Jens Oliver Meiert is an engineering lead and author who works as an engineering manager at Miro. He’s an expert in web development, specializing in HTML and CSS minimization and optimization. Jens contributes to technical standards, publishes news and tools on his frontend development outlet, Frontend Dogma, and regularly writes about the craft of web development on his website, meiert.com.

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Table of Contents

    • Acknowledgments
    • Introduction
    • The Problems With What You Are
    • The Problems With What You Do
    • Afterword
    • Feedback
    • About the Author
    • About The Problems With All the Good Things

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Supporting Indigenous Peoples. Protecting the Amazon.
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Amazon Watch is a nonprofit organization founded in 1996 to protect the rainforest and advance the rights of indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin. We partner with indigenous and environmental organizations in campaigns for human rights, corporate accountability and the preservation of the Amazon's ecological systems.

We envision a world that honors and values cultural and biological diversity and the critical contribution of tropical rainforests to our planet's life support system. We believe that indigenous self-determination is paramount, and see that indigenous knowledge, cultures and traditional practices contribute greatly to sustainable and equitable stewardship of the Earth. We strive for a world in which governments, corporations and civil society respect the collective rights of indigenous peoples to free, prior and informed consent over any activity affecting their territories and resources. We commit, in the spirit of partnership and mutual respect, to support our indigenous allies in their efforts to protect life, land, and culture in accordance with their aspirations and needs.

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