I woke up from a terrible nightmare. In this dream, the authentic Tellerrand stories were just hallucinations of an artificial intelligence, and I was the celebrated sorcerer’s apprentice, even proud of it.
The sorcerer’s apprentice stepped in front of the assembled crowd and spread his arms to attract everyone’s attention. His cloak fluttered in the wind of magic as he began in a powerful voice:
“Dear storytellers, warlocks and the curious, today I am here to reveal the secret of the Tellerrand stories. You have surely wondered what lies beyond the horizon, what secrets and wonders await us there. Well, let me take you into the mystical world of Tellerrand stories!”
The crowd listened intently as the sorcerer’s apprentice stretched the boundaries of imagination and pierced the veils between reality and fantasy. His words were like magic spells, planting images of distant lands, fantastic creatures and undiscovered worlds in the minds of the audience.
“The Tellerrand stories are not only entertainment, but also a gateway to infinite possibilities. Beyond the edge of the plate hides the inspiration that unleashes our imagination and encourages us to tread new paths. It’s the place where the magic of imagination meets reality.”
With a mysterious smile, the sorcerer’s apprentice continued: “The keys to the Tellerrand stories lie within each of us. You just need to summon the courage to pursue your dreams, overcome your fears and unleash the magic of your own stories. Because only by thinking outside the box can we discover the unexpected and see the world with new eyes.”
The crowd erupted in applause as the sorcerer’s apprentice finished his speech. “May the magic of Tellerrand stories always accompany you and light up your journey with adventure, wonder and endless inspiration!”Generated with artificial intelligence
The Moral of the Story is …
The experience was badass. Yesterday I wanted to celebrate Robinson Crusoe Day with as little technology as possible. But that little was enough to turn me into a video avatar in the digital carnival. A chat with GPT was enough to hallucinate the text, which I then translated into English using DeepL. I then gave this text and ten random photos of myself to the video generator and selected the appropriate setting for the scene.
In comparison, each individual article in our travel magazine takes about a hundred times as much time. We have to research all the information before, during and after a trip. The photos are taken in typical situations, the text is written, translated and checked again in all four languages before publication. Of course, we will continue to use all the tools that make production easier for us. However, the basis for all our reports will always be our own perception.
For our stories, we think outside the box to give readers an impression of what they might experience if they were to go traveling themselves. The journey undertaken by the individual and not our story is the real goal.