ChatGPT’s ‘make it more’ is a new trend that takes images to their absolute limit

Key Takeaways:

– The conversation during Mashable’s morning video call meeting was about water bottles.
– The author asked ChatGPT’s image generation tool, Dall-E, to create a bigger water bottle.
– Dall-E complied and created images of water bottles towering over buildings and people.
– The author kept asking Dall-E to increase the size until it created an image of a water bottle engulfing entire solar systems and galaxies.
– This has become an internet trend called “make it more,” where people create images and make them progressively more adherent to a certain trait.
– Examples of this trend include images of ramen getting spicier, a pizza getting more delicious, and a bodybuilder getting more muscular.
– Access to Dall-E requires a $20 per month subscription to ChatGPT Plus.
– The results of using Dall-E can sometimes be exactly what you expect, but they can also take a sinister turn, as shown in a thread where a request for a progressively larger cat ends with a monstrous cat devouring a galaxy.

Mashable:

A recent conversation during Mashable’s morning video call meeting revolved around water bottles, with someone showing off their very large, one liter water bottle.

I had an idea: Can I have ChatGPT’s image generation tool, Dall-E, create an even bigger water bottle? I asked it to create an “enormous water bottle,” and it complied, creating two images of water bottles towering over buildings and people.

This wasn’t big enough for me. I kept asking ChatGPT to increase the size of the bottle (you can see some excerpts from that conversation in the image below), until, finally, it created an image of a water bottle so vast, that it engulfed entire solar systems and galaxies.

Bigger, dammit!
Credit: Stan Schroeder/ChatGPT/Mashable

When I asked for an even larger water bottle, the bot created abstract images, with the water bottle supposedly spanning multiple universe. This was the farthest it could take it, it said.

An even larger water bottle

Now that’s a water bottle of adequate size.
Credit: Stan Schroeder/ChatGPT/Mashable

I had some fun with the images and thought nothing of it. But now, it appears that this has become an internet trend, with everyone trying their hand at creating an image of something and then making it…more.

I first saw the trend named “make it more” in a tweet by Justine Moore, a partner at a16z, in which she linked images of ramen getting progressively spicier. Other examples I’ve found include a pizza getting more and more delicious, a bodybuilder getting progressively more muscular, and a quaint scene in Switzerland becoming “more Swiss.”

If you have access to Dall-E (you need a $20 per month subscription to ChatGPT Plus to get that) it’s fairly easy to do this yourself: Ask the tool to create an image of something, and then just keep asking it to make it more adherent to a certain trait.

You can try with adjectives like cute, big, or cheerful, but you can also just ask Dall-E to make the image “more of something,” such as in this example in which the prompt asked to create an image of a meme lord that’s progressively “more of a meme lord.”

In some cases, such as in my water bottle example, the results will be more or less exactly what you expect. But sometimes, things will take a sinister turn — check out this thread in which a request to create a progressively larger cat ends with a monstrous cat devouring a galaxy.


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AI Eclipse TLDR:

During a recent morning video call meeting at Mashable, a conversation about water bottles took an interesting turn. One participant showcased their large one-liter water bottle, which sparked an idea in another person’s mind. They wondered if ChatGPT’s image generation tool, Dall-E, could create an even bigger water bottle. So, they asked Dall-E to generate an “enormous water bottle,” and it complied by producing two images of water bottles towering over buildings and people.

Unsatisfied with the size, the person continued to request ChatGPT to increase the bottle’s dimensions. Finally, Dall-E created an image of a water bottle so immense that it engulfed entire solar systems and galaxies. This playful experiment with creating larger water bottles seemed harmless at first, but it quickly became an internet trend. Justine Moore, a partner at a16z, named it “make it more” and shared examples such as images of ramen progressively getting spicier, a pizza becoming more and more delicious, a bodybuilder getting progressively more muscular, and a Swiss scene becoming “more Swiss.”

To replicate this trend, one needs access to Dall-E, which requires a $20 per month subscription to ChatGPT Plus. By asking the tool to create an image and then repeatedly requesting it to make it “more” of a certain trait, one can generate progressively exaggerated images. Adjectives like cute, big, or cheerful can be used, or one can simply ask Dall-E to make the image “more of something.”

Although most results align with expectations, sometimes things take a sinister turn. For instance, a request to create a progressively larger cat ended with a monstrous feline devouring a galaxy. This showcases the unpredictable and imaginative nature of AI image generation tools like Dall-E.