Does ChatGPT Have a Terminal? Michael King asks ChatGPT to simulate a Linux terminal.

Michael King tells us: I knew it! ChatGPT has Access to Internet — Linux Terminal Simulator is the Proof? Here’s the prompt he used:

This text will be displayed in the Courier New font.
‘I want you to act as a Linux terminal,
I will type commands and you will reply with what the terminal should show.
I want you to reply with the terminal output inside a unique code block and nothing else.
do not write explanations.
do not type commands unless I instruct you to do so.
When I need to tell you something in English I will do so by putting text inside curly brackets {something like this}.
my first command is pwd.

King states he isn’t sure if this is really a usable Linux terminal or a simulation—but it certainly seems like the real thing.

Spoiler alert: a subsequent article by Radu Costin tells us, no, it’s just a simulation. He says that what looks live is simply the ChatGPT interface rendering the embedded link, displaying a preview of the referenced article. “Well, the backend of ChatGPT may not be connected, but the UI surely is.”

But wait, he tells us—ChatGPT should soon (or is now) be connected to the internet using Bing. According to Microsofts’s blog, “the new Bing offers new, interactive chat. The chat experience empowers you to refine your search until you get the complete answer you are looking for by asking for more details, clarity and ideas .”

Joanna Stern tells us all about it in I Tried Microsoft’s New AI-Powered Bing. Search Will Never Be the Same. (paywall).