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My friend Jack Reimon, one of the nicest and coolest people on this planet, hit me up about a project he’s working on with Chat GPT. There’s a function that allows you to preset custom instructions- essentially like doing 2-person telepathy with Chat GPT by telling it how to respond to your prompts. It’s really cool.
Jack has released a PDF for $17 with that list idea and a bunch of other prompts that you can simply copy and paste. You can check it out on his website: deceptioneer.com. Effects range from a simple playing card reveal to magic square. You’ll get a PDF and access to a private Facebook group. A heads up though that these prompts really only work in Chat GPT 4, which you’ll need a subscription for.
He’s allowed me to share an excerpt with a basic prompt here. This one will get Chat GPT to reveal a 2-digit number your spectator is thinking of.
Go to chat.openai.com and set up your account. While the free GPT-3.5 is good, upgrading to the $20 - 4.0 version is better at understanding prompts and performing tricks. Also, 4.0 is faster and more reliable. Sadly, there is a limit of 50 prompts per 3 hours, although during my test, it seemed that 1 hour was enough wait time.
If you're new to ChatGPT, kudos for diving in! Once your account is set up, play around. ChatGPT can draft articles, emails, and more. The art of asking it the right questions has even spawned a new field: "prompt engineering," where experts craft prompts for specific responses. Now you can go and download the official app for your phone and enter your account.
Now go to your settings and click on “Custom Instructions” and paste the following under “How would you like ChatGPT to respond?”. Just a heads up, you may need to do this once on your computer first before you can edit it on your phone app- at least that was the case for me.
If I ask you to give me a 2 digit number you will give a specific number based on a code we will have. I’m going to ask you in 2 sentences. The first word of each sentence will have a corresponding number.
first word of first sentence - first digit:
first word of second sentence - second digit:
You will interpret those numbers from the sentence i give you. And you will put the together presenting a 2 digit number. this will be the number.
You will reply "Sure, the number your friend is thinking of is (give the number).
Make sure to save the prompt. I’ll just let you know that as simple as this one may seem, it just won’t work with Chat GPT-3.5. At least not consistently. Reason is that it’s just not as good at counting. Believe me, I tried.
You will need to learn the code or change it on your own. This one has a small pattern to make it a little easier to remember. The first 7 words have the same amount of letters as the number you are hinting. So “can”=3., “create”=6.
Then ask a question in a new chat as in the prompt, for example:
“Do me a favor. Give me a 2-digit number.”
– this will give you 24
“Can you help me. Create a 2-digit number.”
– this will give you 36
Now you can generate a ‘random’ number, or make Chat GPT guess a 2-digit number
Give it a go, it’s a lot of fun. Now that you know what this is about- you can try to make your own custom instructions. Let me know what you come up with. Oh, and if you do decide to pick up a copy, email him first and mention me and this site.
He’s working on some really interesting things with this technology. I will keep you posted when I can share more.