Terrifying! New Computer Software Can Literally Make Video Lie!

Just in case the modern world hasn’t made you cynical and distrustful enough, just in case you’ve become demoralized by half the internet posts on your social media feed being hoaxes or outright lies, let us pour some gasoline on your fire.

Because the use of video to create believable falsehoods on a level that you wouldn’t have thought possible just a few years ago is now here. And almost nothing can be taken at face value anymore.

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you’ll need to see this

Real-time face capture and reenactment is a new technology that’s amazing, but pretty terrifying. This video demonstration is just the beginning, but wait until it’s perfected. How will we believe anything we see on video anymore?

Think about the implications of this. Forget about internet hoaxes – what happens when somebody uses this technology to monkey around with things like surveillance footage and creates fake evidence in court cases? What happens when it’s used to frame someone?

Disaster looms.

We’re reminded of practically every science-fiction movie made in the 1970’s and 1980’s, when brave new technologies turned against their makers and caused nightmares aplenty. This is potentially as bad as any of them, and it’s real life.

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