Author Topic: FAKE NEWS IS ABOUT TO GET EVEN SCARIER THAN YOU EVER DREAMED  (Read 552 times)

Offline AllPurposeAtheist (OP)

FAKE NEWS IS ABOUT TO GET EVEN SCARIER THAN YOU EVER DREAMED
« on: January 29, 2017, 03:30:20 PM »
Forget the fake news of yesterday. It's about to get worse, much worse so just capturing someone on video won't be enough. The old bit of pics or it didn't happen has been rendered absolutely obsolete. Yeah, technology is always going to make our lives better.. No, just kidding. It won't.
Read it and weep folks. You won't know who is saying what anymore.
http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/01/fake-news-technology

Faces and voices can all be manipulated to the point where the fake is nearly impossible to distinguish from the real stuff and with this kind of power in the hands of known liars there's no telling where it may lead. 
Police need a confession from someone completely innocent? No problem. Rubber hoses not required. Politicians saying things they shouldn't? No problem. A president declaring war against friends? Easy peezy.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2017, 03:36:31 PM by AllPurposeAtheist »
All hail my new signature!

Admit it. You're secretly green with envy.

Offline Baruch

Re: FAKE NEWS IS ABOUT TO GET EVEN SCARIER THAN YOU EVER DREAMED
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2017, 03:48:03 PM »
Its all about narrative anyway.  Unless you are directly involved in something, you only have hearsay.  So does what narrative you follow matter?  Hell yes!  Choose the narrative that leads to agreement and peace not conflict and aggression.
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Re: FAKE NEWS IS ABOUT TO GET EVEN SCARIER THAN YOU EVER DREAMED
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2017, 05:52:14 PM »
Oh, my...

The Revolution Starts At Noon



I think I'll be afraid - very afraid...
God Not Found
"The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish."
Albert Einstein

Offline Baruch

Re: FAKE NEWS IS ABOUT TO GET EVEN SCARIER THAN YOU EVER DREAMED
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2017, 07:45:05 PM »
Oh, my...

The Revolution Starts At Noon



I think I'll be afraid - very afraid...

Democracy is a wonderful thing, if you aren't a Democrat ;-)  What do you think happened under any other change of regime?
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Re: FAKE NEWS IS ABOUT TO GET EVEN SCARIER THAN YOU EVER DREAMED
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2017, 07:54:54 PM »
Democracy is a wonderful thing, if you aren't a Democrat ;-)  What do you think happened under any other change of regime?

This is the relevant portion:

Quote
Jay Boone

We did it. We memed him into the presidency.


Zoe Chace

You memed him?


Jay Boone

We memed him into power. We shit-posted our way into the future.


Conor O'hagan

It's true. This is true.


Jay Boone

This is true because we directed the culture.
God Not Found
"The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish."
Albert Einstein

Offline Shiranu

Re: FAKE NEWS IS ABOUT TO GET EVEN SCARIER THAN YOU EVER DREAMED
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2017, 08:04:00 PM »
Oh, my...

The Revolution Starts At Noon



I think I'll be afraid - very afraid...

Interesting and saddening to read the act 2 you mentioned. There is something in our nature that seems to glorify and believe that being a troll is the proper way of life (which given the subjective nature of what life even means, it technically could be). It seems that maybe the YouTube comment section was not a phenomenon but a warning of what humanity, with no emphasis on harmony taught to us, will become.
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..." - Nelson Mandela

"There are not two sides to bigotry and there are not two sides to hatred." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

Re: FAKE NEWS IS ABOUT TO GET EVEN SCARIER THAN YOU EVER DREAMED
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2017, 08:08:46 PM »
Yeah, all that religion was supposed to be our source of wisdom. Thousands of years of it, and look how wise we've become!
God Not Found
"The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish."
Albert Einstein

Re: FAKE NEWS IS ABOUT TO GET EVEN SCARIER THAN YOU EVER DREAMED
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2017, 09:45:29 PM »
The truther/'conspiracy' community has claimed that this technology has been around - and been used already, specifically by the government, in psychological operations - for a while now.


Offline Baruch

Re: FAKE NEWS IS ABOUT TO GET EVEN SCARIER THAN YOU EVER DREAMED
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2017, 06:37:21 AM »
Yes it is very scary...........................

No need to be afraid.  This isn't the 1960s.  Bliss.
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