I imagine that this question will be frowned upon, but it's a bit of fun and hopefully, we can have some fun with this.

I am doing the Mongol Rally in 2023 in a red Suzuki Alto and need to come up with a team and car name. I want the team and car name to be thought-provoking and maybe have an existential/philosophical theme/context.

So, do you have any ideas for a team and car name?

  • Wheels of Time with Eternal Return could work.
    – Michael
    Jan 18, 2022 at 16:30
  • @Michael - excellent! Jan 18, 2022 at 16:31
  • Ghost in the Machine? Question Assumptions? Some questions are unanswerable? Virtual Thought Problem? Logically Inconsistent? Minimal Coherency? Inverted Spectrum?
    – Dcleve
    Jan 18, 2022 at 16:42
  • @Dcleve - nice, I am a physicist, so i do really like juxtaposing philosophical ideas. Jan 18, 2022 at 17:45
  • I am not well read on Nietzsche, these are mostly from Phil of Mind, intuitive thought problem philosophy, and Socratic methodology.
    – Dcleve
    Jan 18, 2022 at 17:55

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You could try using a language transformer, which can be helpful in brainstorming. I used GPT-J at TextSynth, which gave me The Death Crew and The Worldview Warriors within the first few tries. I cannot say whether these are taken, but if you try enough, you should be able to get something novel. Another popular model is GPT-3 (sign-in required), which is more powerful. The key to successful use of language transformers is in prompt-crafting. Generally, the more context you provide (up to the memory limit), the better the result. An example prompt:

Welcome to the Mongol Rally of existential, philosophical wonder, where purpose is both found and lost. Many thought-provoking teams will be finding their presence here, but will any achieve permanence? Making a fierce entry with its red Suzuki Alto, a new Nietzsche-inspired team from Missing Valley, the

Note how the prompt ends in pregnancy. This allows the language transformer to take over from exactly that point in the sentence. While not always necessary, this approach can often get the desired result more up-front. Also, remember to check what it gives you is not already taken or otherwise coming from a copyrighted source. Searching the Web is probably a wise idea before officially using something it gives you. The examples I gave may well be in use out there, so be careful.

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