Sunday, January 15, 2023

Seraphia and her Celestial Dragon AI image edit and story prompt rewrite by Salie Davis


Image edited and story prompt re-written by Salie Davis

Seraphia and her Celestial Dragon






In this time and place, lives a young girl given the name, Seraphia. She is different from other children. She is autistic. This often makes other people misunderstand her, but Seraphia is not alone. She has a special companion - a celestial dragon named Starfire. Starfire is not like the dragons of legend. He is small, no larger than a cat, and has shimmering scales that sparkle like stars in the night sky. His wings are rainbow-colored feathers, soft and warm as down. He was sent to Seraphia by the celestial being, to be her companion and protector. No one else can see Starfire, as he is a magic dragon. Seraphia often talks about him but pretends that he is only in her imagination. Seraphia and Starfire spend their days exploring the countryside and playing in the fields. They are happy together, and Seraphia's autism does not hinder her because their friendship gives her inner strength. One day, while they were out exploring, they came across a dark and sinister forest. The trees were twisted and gnarled, and a thick mist hung over the ground. Starfire warned Seraphia that they should not enter, but she was curious and would not be deterred. People often told Seraphia that she was not capable to do things because she was autistic. Even the elders and wise men of the community assumed she was just a helpless child, who could never be anything more than what they imagined her to be. Seraphia knew differently. She was determined to prove everyone wrong. As they ventured deeper into the forest, they came across a terrible creature - a giant, fire-breathing dragon. The dragon was fierce and terrifying, and Seraphia and Starfire realized that they were no match against his terrible rages! Seraphia was very frightened. She took a deep breath, but instead of running away, she stopped and quietly observed the dragon. She didn't try to speak to the dragon, and she didn't try to stop the dragon as he thrashed about, she just quietly sat on a rock and waited for him to calm down. She understood, because of her friendship with Starfire, that dragons were not necessarily mean, just because they were dragons. She also understood that being different often made people afraid of you, even when there was really nothing to be afraid of. She understood this because she was labeled with autism as if it was a bad thing and people assumed being autistic made her weak and incapable. Her name was Seraphia! Her parents gave her that name because they knew she would be great, that she would fly high! Everyone else though only saw her as autistic, as if being autistic was a disability. Seraphia knew what it was like to be misunderstood just because of assumptions based on ignorance. She was determined not to make the same mistake as all the other people had made with this dragon. Seraphia convinced Starfire, with his celestial powers, to communicate with the dragon. Dragon-speak is a very delicate process. It took a while, but Seraphia was patient and waited. Seraphia and Starfire learned that the dragon was not truly evil but had been cursed by a wicked sorcerer. The sorcerer had taken the dragon away from his home and left him in the dark cold cave all alone. He was very sad and lonely, but no one would be his friend. No one was kind to him because he was a very large scary looking dragon. He also breathed fire and people assumed that he did so because he was evil. For him fire-breathing was just something dragons do, but the people didn't understand and so they were afraid and ran away. Those that did not run away were cruel and made fun of him, even throwing rocks at him as he tried to sleep in his cave! In reality, though, he too was a celestial dragon and belonged high in the sky above the judgmental eyes of ignorance. Unfortunately, his wing was injured, and he could not fly. With Starfire's help, Seraphia was able to break the curse and free the dragon from its torment. All it really took was kind words and patience, you see in reality the dragon's wing had healed a long time ago, but the cruel words the dragon heard daily from the judgmental people had convinced him that he would never be able to fly or return to his home in the sky, so he had never tried. In gratitude, the dragon bestowed upon Seraphia a magical ring. With the ring on her finger, Seraphia and Starfire journeyed home, their hearts filled with hope and wonder. From that day forward, Seraphia though different, knew she was a brave and kind-hearted hero, even if others could not see it. Starfire, her celestial dragon, remained her constant companion but she no longer needed his protection. Together, Seraphia and Starfire will live many more adventures, and their stories will be told throughout the land for generations to come. Seraphia's story will be a tale of courage, determination, and the power of friendship, where a young girl with autism and her celestial dragon companion, overcomes the prejudices and misconceptions of others, to prove that true strength comes from within. It will be a reminder that we should not judge, or label others based on their differences, but rather embrace them as unique and special individuals. As Seraphia's legend spreads, more and more people will come to understand that being different is not a weakness, but a strength and that everyone has the potential to be a hero in their own way. Many individuals on the autism spectrum and their families believe that autism is not a disability, but rather a different way of thinking and perceiving the world. They may view autism as a unique set of strengths and abilities, rather than solely focusing on the challenges it may present. This perspective is often referred to as the neurodiversity paradigm. It emphasizes the idea that neurological differences such as autism should be accepted and respected, just like cultural and linguistic diversity. The neurodiversity movement is about accepting and valuing people with autism for who they are and recognizing that the qualities associated with autism can be valuable contributions to society. This includes an inclination toward attention to detail, an aptitude for pattern recognition, and a heightened ability to focus on a task for extended periods of time. It's important to note that autism is a spectrum disorder and the level of support needed varies from person to person. Some may need more support than others, but the goal is for all individuals to be accepted and included in their communities, with the accommodations they need to thrive.


Saturday, January 14, 2023

AI ART and AI creative writing

 Midjourney Bot on Discord


Creative Prompts by Salie Davis

https://chat.openai.com/

"Tell me a story about a girl with Autism named Seraphia who pretended she was a rainbow dragon."

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there was a young girl named Seraphia. Seraphia was different from other children. She had autism and often struggled to connect with others and understand the world around her. But Seraphia had a secret, she pretended to be a rainbow dragon.

In her mind, Seraphia was a powerful and majestic creature who could fly through the skies, breathe fire, and change colors to match her moods. When she was feeling happy, she would be a bright and vibrant rainbow, but when she was feeling sad, she would turn a dull grey.

One day, Seraphia was walking through the forest when she came across a group of children who were playing. They saw Seraphia and immediately started to make fun of her because of her autism. Seraphia was hurt and ran away, deep into the forest, where she found a cave to hide in.

As she sat in the cave, Seraphia closed her eyes and imagined herself as a rainbow dragon. Suddenly, she felt a strange sensation, and when she opened her eyes, she saw that she had transformed into a real rainbow dragon.

Excited and amazed, Seraphia flew out of the cave and soared through the sky. The children who had made fun of her were in awe and apologized for their behavior. Seraphia forgave them, and they became friends.

From then on, Seraphia would often fly around the forest, spreading joy and wonder wherever she went. She learned that even though she was different, she had something special to offer the world. And in her heart, Seraphia knew that she would always be a rainbow dragon, a creature of beauty and strength.

The end.

Here is a second Prompt: Tell me a story in the style of J.R. Tolkien About an autistic girl named Seraphia and her celestial dragon Once upon a time, in a far-off land, there was a young girl named Seraphia. She was different from the other children in her village, for she had a condition called autism. This made her withdrawn and often misunderstood by those around her. But Seraphia was not alone, for she had a special companion - a celestial dragon named Starfire. Starfire was not like the dragons of legend. He was small, no larger than a cat, and had shimmering scales that sparkled like stars in the night sky. He had been sent to Seraphia by the celestial beings, to be her companion and protector. Seraphia and Starfire spent their days exploring the countryside and playing in the fields. They were happy together, and Seraphia's autism did not seem to be a hindrance to their friendship. One day, while they were out exploring, they came across a dark and sinister forest. The trees were twisted and gnarled, and a thick mist hung over the ground. Starfire warned Seraphia that they should not enter, but she was curious and would not be deterred. As they ventured deeper into the forest, they came across a terrible creature - a giant, fire-breathing dragon. The dragon was fierce and terrifying, and Seraphia and Starfire were no match for its might. But Starfire, with his celestial powers, was able to communicate with the dragon and learned that it was not truly evil, but had been cursed by a wicked sorcerer. With Starfire's help, Seraphia was able to break the curse and free the dragon from its torment. In gratitude, the dragon bestowed upon Seraphia a magical ring that would protect her from harm and give her the power to speak with animals. With the ring on her finger, Seraphia and Starfire journeyed home, their hearts filled with hope and wonder. From that day forward, Seraphia was no longer seen as different, but as a brave and kind-hearted hero. And Starfire, her celestial dragon, was her constant companion and protector. Together, Seraphia and Starfire lived many more adventures, and their story was told throughout the land for generations to come. After I edited and reposted the story to the Chat AI: Seraphia's story will be a tale of courage, determination and the power of friendship, where a young girl with autism and her celestial dragon companion, overcame the prejudices and misconceptions of others, to prove that true strength comes from within. It will be a reminder that we should not judge or label others based on their differences, but rather embrace them as unique and special individuals. And as Seraphia's legend spreads, more and more people will come to understand that being different is not a weakness, but a strength, and that everyone has the potential to be a hero in their own way. I then responded.: Many autistic people believe that autism is not a disability. And this was the AI's response. Yes, many individuals on the autism spectrum and their families believe that autism is not a disability, but rather a different way of thinking and perceiving the world. They may view autism as a unique set of strengths and abilities, rather than solely focusing on the challenges it may present. This perspective is often referred to as the neurodiversity paradigm. It emphasizes the idea that neurological differences such as autism should be accepted and respected, just like cultural and linguistic diversity. The neurodiversity movement is about accepting and valuing people with autism for who they are, and recognizing that the qualities associated with autism can be valuable contributions to society. This includes an inclination towards attention to detail, an aptitude for pattern recognition, and a heightened ability to focus on a task for extended periods of time. It's important to note that autism is a spectrum disorder and the level of support needed varies from person to person. Some may need more support than others, but the goal is for all individuals to be accepted and included in their communities, with the accommodations they need to thrive.












Wednesday, November 9, 2022

I am an expert in the Metaverse (Well, not really but I do know stuff)!


I have been to so many meetings lately where the buzzword is Metaverse.  It's new and it's here now! It's immersive! It's the future! Well yes, I agree that the Metaverse is the future, and it is immersive but new... Um... no and everyone touting that it is here now, No. Just no. "Oh, Wait, " you say, "they're experts! they have been exploring the metaverse for years!" Again, No. 


The first thing you have to understand here is that no one, No One is an expert on the Metaverse. The Metaverse is a hypothetical counterpart to the internet where we all can participate in an immersive virtual space with limitless bounds and physical spaces... think Matrix.  Technology is changing rapidly. What we have now is the Multiverse and it is NOT new. A Multiverse is an immersive virtual world such as OpenSimulator, an open-source server platform originally launched in 2007 for hosting virtual worlds and metaverse-like environments in opposition to Second Life created in 2003.



I have been a researcher in these environments since 2016. Exploring the pros and cons of different platforms, benefits, risks, cost analysis, effectiveness, social and ethical considerations, and cross-generational uses and I have been building case study examples of personal, professional, business, and educational models. 

With degrees in creative marking, media communications, and teaching and learning in emerging technologies, I have worked for a global leader in the BPO industry for over 11 years working virtually in customer service, training, technical support, operations management, and recruiting. Prior experience included designing and implementing curricula for students that focused on technology and virtual resources.

Currently, my involvement in virtual worlds is primarily to support the open-source community through the creation of content and offering knowledge-based support. I speak regularly at in-world events and other venues introducing people to the benefits and opportunities within virtual worlds. I create support videos and maintain several websites and blogs that highlight my in-world experiences.

I will be presenting at the OSCC22 this year on Virtual-World uses and examples in the Multiverse and Metaverse for BPO and corporate applications. It will be an overview of business process outsourcing (BPO) uses in virtual worlds, showing examples from the multiverse and upcoming metaverse. Companies not prepared will lose out on prime opportunities. All stakeholders in corporate entities, customers, employees, and investors, involved in the future of immersive technologies such as the metaverse would benefit from this overview.

Examples will discuss customer experience, shopping, and virtual support, talent acquisition such as job fairs, virtual employment, distance training, team development, and more. We are quickly approaching a time when technology and demand will fuse to create quality human interactions in the multiverse. Companies need concrete examples of what is currently available. OpenSim and the multiverse are essential parts of any company’s business strategy if they want to be first movers in the metaverse.

When it comes to the "Metaverse", that term is confused with the Multiverse. Many examples given today discuss Multiverse options. Role-playing games or RPGs are examples of the multiverse. These have been in existence for over a decade, such as Minecraft, created in 2009, and Roblox created 2006. Remember Club Penguin in 2005? It was shut down in 2017 but remains in many research papers as a very successful example of a developed multiverse. These are considered Massively Multiplayer online games (MMO). So why are these being used as examples of the Metaverse?

A lot of it has to do with human learning in the desire to connect something new with something familiar and human nature in the willingness to adapt to new technologies. I have been an active researcher and developer in the Multiverse since 2016. During most of this time, I was learning about the long-term struggles of scholars, and developers trying to encourage the general adoption of this emerging technology. After researching all of the available platforms for virtual reality in 2016, I decided to focus the majority of my development and content creation on the Kitely Grid. Kitely was founded in 2008 and now hosts over 15,000 virtual worlds. 

The need to learn the platforms in order to enter the various virtual worlds, such as open simulator viewers, firestorm being the current leader, has been one of those barriers to widespread adoption. Having to pay for and download the platforms for Roblox and Minecraft, or other MMO's has also been a barrier for non-gamers. Some MMO's and RPGs have been free, and others carry a price tag. I alone have purchased Minecraft for tablets, PC, bedrock, and Java... and almost bought it for the Nintendo system just a few weeks ago! We purchased an iPad so we could use Minecraft Earth only to learn it was being discontinued, so only got to use it for one month.  

Virtual world technology requires investment, if not in money, in time and energy learning, first the platforms, then, if you are interested in being a developer or content creator, which would be required to customize the environment for business purposes, you need to learn the scripting languages and build tools required. 

Most people want to enter a virtual world, move within it intuitively, enjoy the experience, accomplish their goals, and be able to leave with as little effort as possible. Over 50 percent of people, when asked about the virtual environment say they want to explore new places, research health care options, go to training and learn in virtual environments, and communicate with customer service agents in virtual worlds.  

The question is, why do they want it now and not 14 years ago when the technology was sitting, just waiting for them? The answer lies not in the platforms designed for adult interactions like Opensim, it lies in those designed for our youth. Minecraft, Roblox, Club Penguin, ABC mouse, and more. The current generation entering society as consumers and workers have played in virtual worlds, they have learned in virtual worlds, and they now want to work in virtual worlds and interact with businesses in the virtual world. They are ready. Will your business be?

In order to be competitive, companies need to understand the business applications and uses of virtual worlds in the multiverse and how this will expand into business applications in the metaverse. One example of business applications is business process outsourcing. Not every business can be an expert in these emerging technologies so those companies that are the leaders now will be in control of the resources needed by others to stay competitive. 

When exploring the multiverse companies need to look for platforms that will give them measurable examples with proven uses and easy-to-implement opportunities in the multiverse. OpenSim is one of the veteran platforms able to accommodate these requirements. 

Companies need to focus on what currently exists as options and verifiable uses, rather than what might be developed in the future. They can compare what exists in current structures to see how closely they reflect the common business process life cycle for creating and maintaining a brand identity, social media identity, and networking at the customer level. 

What platforms are in a position to provide current customer support options such as sales and live virtual agents in-world? Another business process uses companies need to consider is talent acquisitions, from job fairs to interviews, to employee training. This paves the way for virtual employment and virtual or global team support and team building. When a company has assembled a list of current verifiable uses that could be implemented now in trial runs, this will help them prepare for the eventual high demand for business process outsourcing in the coming metaverse.

If you are involved in corporate planning and development, you need to be looking for ways to ease into technology for trial applications in the coming metaverse. Opensim and the multiverse will help you maintain your competitive edge for the coming metaverse. In order to be successful in your research, you need to cut through the marketing hype to help your corporation set achievable goals towards integrating into the metaverse. Opensim is a viable option to help companies prepare their metaverse strategy plans for business applications.

Open simulation is a low-cost low-risk alternative allowing for compatibility with other technologies. Companies are able to maintain ownership over corporate assets, and Opensim allows flexibility to move to other platforms, security protocols currently exist and have been highly refined in current Opensim offerings such as Kitely.com. Content development is cross-functional with commonly used tools such as SketchUp, Blender, Unity, Make Human, C# programing, and more. Product development has been part of the platform since its beginning over a decade ago. Market testing and research already exist and are well documented, with measurable performance goals, and metrics already built in. The customer experience from entry to product/service interaction has already been explored by current users, sales, and follow-up support strategies have already been developed. OpenSim and the multiverse are essential parts of any company’s business strategy if they want to be the first movers in the metaverse. 

Let's recap:

What do companies need to consider when comparing multiverse platforms? Compatibility with other technologies, ownership of assets, flexibility to move to other platforms, security protocols and content development, product development, market testing, measurable performance goals, and metrics are essentials. Companies must research the customer experience from entry to product/service interaction, sales, and follow-up support strategies. talent acquisition, virtual job fairs, recruiting, interviews, training team support, and team building. Look for current examples and not promised developments. 

The metaverse goal will be to replicate the physical world into a virtual likeness with the added benefits of virtual creativity not achievable in the real world.

The multiverse is now. The metaverse is what will be.

Prepare for the metaverse by exploring and experimenting with the multiverse. Transfer all this knowledge and your virtual world designs into the metaverse options as they emerge. It is not enough for a business to have a digital presence. To be successful corporations must create a virtual presence. Companies need to start NOW, in order to prepare for the coming metaverse.



Wednesday, October 12, 2022

What can you use virtual worlds, the metaverse, and the multiverse for?

 I recently gave a presentation for corporate trainers on the benefits of virtual worlds, the multiverse, and the metaverse. It was a long session but here is the clip of my 30 minutes.



  https://lnkd.in/ghJDrEzx

Social skills coaching example, understanding body language.

Social skills coaching example, understanding body language.

Chatbot and AI database examples for social skills and conversation.

Quiz examples with question and answer scripts.

Training room examples for basic in world skills, how to move, communicate use camera controls, etc.

Gamification example with points and rewards using a nutrition theme.

Medical scene example for role-playing and simulations.

Classroom set-up examples with audio, video, and interactive text presentations as well as working classroom computers for browsing the web.

Laboratory scene showing many free open-source resources available. (most scenes include all open-source and free materials.

Navigation examples with teleports and signage.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Ability Representation in Opensim in Kitely at Multiverse Masters

 

Click on the picture above to see a review of ability representation in opensim in Kitely at Multiverse Masters