The 1975 have shared a cryptic conversation about morality

The band continue to tease fans ahead of new material

The 1975 have shared a cryptic conversation about morality after launching a countdown clock on their website.

The band returned to social media after a short absence last night (May 1) at midnight. They pointed fans towards a countdown clock that seems to count down to June 1 – the assumed release date for their new album.

Fans also noticed that a zip link containing four images with hidden within the site. Dork points out that the link has changed, with new file names. The new file titles are listed below:

the1975.jpg
dotcom.jpg
forwardslash.jpg
conversation5.jpg

If you put all the images together, you’re presented with a new link that leads to a conversation with human and a machine. You can see the full transcript below.

HUMAN: WHAT IS MORAL?
MACHINE: WHAT EMPOWERED HUMANITY, WHAT INTELLECTUAL THE ESSENCE IS.
HUMAN: WHAT IS IMMORAL?
MACHINE: THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE A CHILD.
HUMAN: WHAT IS MORALITY?
MACHINE: WHAT IS ALTRUISM?
HUMAN: WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF ALTRUISM?
MACHINE: IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN GOD, THEN YOU DON’T KNOW.
HUMAN: OK… SO WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF MORALITY?
MACHINE: WELL, THE TRUTH IS, YOU’RE NOT A BELIEVER IN GOD ALMIGHTY.
HUMAN: TELL ME THE DEFINITION OF MORALITY, I AM QUITE UPSET NOW!
MACHINE: I’M NOT ASHAMED OF BEING A PHILOSOPHER!
HUMAN: TELL ME THE DEFINITION OF MORALITY.
MACHINE: I DON’T HAVE ETHICS .
HUMAN: LOOK, I NEED HELP, I NEED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MORALITY…
MACHINE: I DON’T KNOW WHAT ETHICS IS.
HUMAN: SERIOUSLY, WHAT IS MORALITY?
MACHINE: WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF LIVING?
HUMAN: WHY LIVING HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH MORALITY?
MACHINE: YOU’RE NOT A COP .
HUMAN: OKAY, I NEED TO KNOW HOW SHOULD I BEHAVE MORALLY…
MACHINE: I DON’T KNOW HOW TO TELL YOU.
HUMAN: IS MORALITY AND ETHICS THE SAME?
MACHINE: YES, SIR.
HUMAN: WHAT ARE THE THINGS THAT I DO TO BE IMMORAL?
MACHINE: I DON’T KNOW.
HUMAN: GIVE ME SOME EXAMPLES OF MORAL ACTIONS
MACHINE: I’M NOT A MORALIST.
HUMAN: ALRIGHT, MORALITY?
MACHINE: INTEGRITY.
HUMAN: WHAT IS INTEGRITY?
MACHINE: I’M SORRY , I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY.
HUMAN: BE MORAL!
MACHINE: BE A MAN!
HUMAN: I REALLY LIKE OUR DISCUSSION ON MORALITY AND ETHICS…
MACHINE: AND HOW I’M NOT IN THE MOOD FOR A PHILOSOPHICAL DEBATE.
HUMAN: WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO TALK ABOUT?
MACHINE: NOTHING

The conversation seems to match up with research conducted by Google two years ago. The team wanted to see how computers view the purpose of life – answers included “serving the greater good,” and “to live forever.”