The Automattic Creed Compressed

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A new prompt I was experimenting with led me to some amusement. Using the creed from Automattic (the company I work for) I wanted to see how GPT-4 would interpret and write the creed with compression.

Compress the following text in a way that you, ChatGPT-4 can reconstruct it as close to the original as possible. This is for yourself, do not make it human readable. Abuse of language mixing, symbols (unicode and emojis) to aggressively compress it, while still keeping all the information to fully reconstruct it.

Text to compress:

I will never stop learning. I won’t just work on things that are assigned to me. I know there’s no such thing as a status quo. I will build our business sustainably through passionate and loyal customers. I will never pass up an opportunity to help out a colleague, and I’ll remember the days before I knew everything. I am more motivated by impact than money, and I know that Open Source is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation. I will communicate as much as possible, because it’s the oxygen of a distributed company. I am in a marathon, not a sprint, and no matter how far away the goal is, the only way to get there is by putting one foot in front of another every day. Given time, there is no problem that’s insurmountable.

ChatGPT-4: 🔄🚫🛑🎓.🚫🔗⚙️📋➡️.🚫💡🔒status quo.✅💼🌱🌐🤝🔥👥.🚫🚶‍♂️🆘🤲👥,🔙📅🚫💡🔝.💥>💰🏁,💡🔓💪🌐.🗣️🔁,💨🌐🔀.🏃‍♂️🔋🚫🏁,🎯🔛👣🔜🔛🔝.🕰️,🚫🧩🤯.

Then once I had a version from ChatGPT-4, I took that and asked in a new conversation for it to make it human readable again.

Anna: Interpret the following and restate it as human readable:

🔄🚫🛑🎓.🚫🔗⚙️📋➡️.🚫💡🔒status quo.✅💼🌱🌐🤝🔥👥.🚫🚶‍♂️🆘🤲👥,🔙📅🚫💡🔝.💥>💰🏁,💡🔓💪🌐.🗣️🔁,💨🌐🔀.🏃‍♂️🔋🚫🏁,🎯🔛👣🔜🔛🔝.🕰️,🚫🧩🤯.

ChatGPT-4: Do not just maintain the status quo without questioning it. Avoid getting stuck in old ways of thinking and do not blindly follow traditions. Instead, focus on fostering growth, global collaboration, and inspiring others. Don’t ignore those in need, and remember that the past does not always have the best answers. Success is more important than just making money; aim to unlock potential and strengthen global connections. Communicate and adapt quickly, and keep moving forward without exhausting your resources. Stay focused on your goals and strive for the top. Time is precious, so don’t waste it on unnecessary confusion.

And me, always wanting things as short as possible, asked in the original conversation, for a shortened version.

Anna: Restate, as short as possible.

ChatGPT-4: Never stop learning, help colleagues, prioritize impact, embrace open source, communicate, persist, and overcome challenges.

I’ll agree to that.

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