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The Era of Fake Video Begins The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint

The Era of Fake Video Begins

The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/05/realitys-end/556877/

“Fabricated videos will create new suspicions about everything we watch. Politicians will exploit those doubts.”

“In 2016, as Russia used Facebook to influence the American presidential election, Elon Musk confessed his understanding of human life. He talked about a theory, derived from an Oxford philosopher, that is fashionable in his milieu. The idea holds that we’re actually living in a computer simulation, as if we’re already characters in a science-fiction movie or a video game. He told a conference, “The odds that we’re in ‘base reality’ is one in billions.” If the leaders of the industry that presides over our information and hopes to shape our future can’t even concede the existence of reality, then we have little hope of salvaging it.”

Stephen

Posted on: April 17, 2018, 9:53 am Category: Uncategorized

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