“Since I can make you real, I can also remake Dung Foo Kei for you, so that in my narration, through the imaginative mode of the text workshop, I can recreate all things that have become the past.” 

Works And Creations, As Vivid As Real

  • Why Should I Publish a Book Using NFT?

    Why Should I Publish a Book Using NFT?

    Works and Creations, As Vivid As Real is going to be republished in the form of an NFT book. Nearly twenty years after the initial edition, the new version has been thoroughly revised and a brand new chapter added as a preface. It is natural to ask: Why not reprint in physical form? Let me assume you are a reader who primarily buys physical books, with the occasional eBook purchase. I will try to explain my reasons for publishing using NFT in a thousand words, and I hope to win your support.

  • Wood Bodhisattva

    Wood Bodhisattva

    The Wood Bodhisattva sat on a high wooden platform, contemplating its past and present life. It had been sitting in this position for over a thousand years. There were no wooden Bodhisattva statues that had survived intact for over a thousand years, so the Wood Bodhisattva was considered a historical and cultural treasure. Decades ago, it was moved from its original location in a traditional wooden temple to a concrete exhibition hall.

  • Tree Bodhisattva

    Tree Bodhisattva

    The Lumberjack made a living by felling trees. Depending on what kind of timber the buyer needed, the Lumberjack would go into the forest to find it and cut down the required amount. The Lumberjack didn’t actually want to cut down trees. Every time he was about to do it, he felt a sense of remorse. But for his livelihood, the Lumberjack had no choice but to cut trees. It was a skill passed down through his family, and he didn’t know how to do anything else. This often troubled the Lumberjack. Sometimes, when he found valuable timber and sold…

  • Flower Bodhisattva

    Flower Bodhisattva

    The gardener’s daughter had been offering fresh flowers to the Bodhisattva since she was a child. Some were grown in their own garden, and others were flowers that bloomed in the fields in different seasons. The little girl collected flowers in a carefree way every day, striving to present the most beautiful and brilliant flowers in the world to the Bodhisattva. People who saw the gardener’s daughter praised her for her deep devotion, accumulated merit, and said she would receive great blessings in the future. The gardener’s daughter, running around with flowers, was like a moving bouquet.

  • Mud Bodhisattva

    Mud Bodhisattva

    The Mud Bodhisattva has always been sitting under the banana tree by the river. The river is actually not wide, it’s not a major river, it’s even just a small stream. However, the stream is quite turbulent, filled with stones of different sizes, varying in depth, and there may even be undercurrents and whirlpools hidden somewhere. Crossing the river is not an easy task. The leaves of the banana tree are large and dense, like a giant umbrella, sheltering the Mud Bodhisattva.

  • Ice Bodhisattva

    Ice Bodhisattva

    No one has seen the Ice Bodhisattva, and no one has even heard of the Ice Bodhisattva. However, the Climber is determined to find the Ice Bodhisattva. He once caught a glimpse of the holy figure of the Ice Bodhisattva in his dream. In his dream, he traced the origin of a river. He began at the vast downstream and went upstream against the current, all the way to the rapid stream on the high mountains.

  • Literary Writing in the Age of AI Dominance

    Literary Writing in the Age of AI Dominance

    Saying that ChatGPT dominates the world is not an exaggeration. Its emergence will change the way future generations use language, in turn affecting human language abilities and the criteria for evaluating language works. As a machine that mimics and generates natural language, it will make language no longer natural but entirely artificial. The boundary between human and machine writing will become blurred, or even no longer important. It thoroughly subverts human cognition of language.

  • The Fault of AI? Or of Man?

    The Fault of AI? Or of Man?

    When OpenAI first introduced GPT-2 in early 2019, I once compared it to Calvino’s perspective on literary machines. Calvino believed that language itself is a combinatorial game of signs, a matter of how to put one word after another. The operation of large language models (LLM) like GPT-2 is to predict the best possible next word based on massive learning data and high-speed computation, following the conventions of natural language. There are indeed superficial similarities between the two. Now that the latest GPT-4 has been released, I find it necessary to correct my original view.

  • The Showdown between AI and Web3?

    The Showdown between AI and Web3?

    Since OpenAI launched its chatbot program, ChatGPT, and Microsoft integrated similar functions into its search engine, Bing, investors have been eagerly investing in artificial intelligence technology. Some even predict that funds will flow from the cryptocurrency market to AI projects, further impacting blockchain-related businesses that have recently been hit hard by the US financial sector. As the two revolutionary technologies of our time, is AI really in direct competition with Web3 (which includes blockchain, applications built on it, and cryptocurrencies)?

  • Literary Writing in the Age of AI Domination (English version by ChatGPT)

    Literary Writing in the Age of AI Domination (English version by ChatGPT)

    The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has had a profound impact on numerous fields, including literature. With the rise of language models such as ChatGPT, which have the ability to produce coherent and sophisticated language, there are concerns that AI may replace human writers altogether. In this essay, we will explore the impact of ChatGPT on the reading and writing of literature and suggest how writers can react to this situation.