17 votes

Video: Seeing is believing... But for how much longer?

Light Stages at ICT create graphics that look as good as the real thing. (5:13)

http://www.gametrailers.com/full-episodes/1o5z0h/next-tech-b...

This type of advancement in interactive entertainment technology is approaching an almost uncanny resemblance to reality. "People" can seem like they are real in realistic settings. The implications of potential abuse of such technology are eery, to put it lightly.

When almost all we see is on a digital screen of some kind, how long will it be before we question whether what we're seeing can truly be believed?

1 Year on the DP - time flies when you're having fun

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

how long will it be before we question whether what we're seeing

yesterday

Very interesting for new media operations

What a fantastic potential this is for new fake media operations. Create the gang you need on a computer and have them do and say what you want. Need a witness? Get the scriptwriters going and create the news report on the computer. You can even animate the reporter if the story is really fishy.

The people who control the media can create the reports they need and have them broadcasted on all networks simultaneously, over and over again until people themselves starts to spread the lie. Then they really would be in business.

Bet they can even convince people that an alien invasion is imminent so that everyone have to support the new World Government in this struggle.

Examples:

The not-so-perfect pop princess: How Japanese music producers fooled thousands of fans with computerised singer

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2007523/Aimi-Eguchi-...

Frame-by-frame analysis of a REPORTED perputrator first court appearance. Image is a frame from TV2 Denmarks broadcast on February 6th 2012 - face and half his head is missing due to this software bug:

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/5849/screenshot20120424at01...

I want a home Holodeck.

I want a home Holodeck.

Hahaha I think the Oculus Rift will be the closest thing for now

.

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

In other words, once this technology advances to the point

that, all they would need is a few pictures of someone and then, fill in the blanks as if the video was taken with a cheap camera and the Government or, some other entity could frame someone for a crime or for some other reason.

As great as this technology is, I see a lot of abuse with it in the near future. I hope I'm wrong but, I doubt I will be.
It will simply be a matter of time before Governments/Criminals abuse it.

Exactly my concern as well

What gives me chills is the fact that when we learn about these new advancements, it usually comes out that they are already in use on some level. Like drones for example. I had no idea how many years they have already been used but it seems like most people just learned about them this year.

All the more reason to get in touch and connect with real people in person, in the community, in the neighbourhood, etc.

A few years ago these animated characters needed to be individually animated with all of their movements and facial expressions and that always produced an un-human character, however subtle those "giveaways" were. Now, a characters face can be scanned in and applied to a live actor as a sort of digital mask, theoretically allowing anyones face to be scanned in and then impersonated by someone else. With the combination of voice-cloning tech (thanks Google Voice /sarcasm), this takes propaganda to the next level.

Who's to say the surveillance tech that's spreading out there couldn't be used to scan anyone right off the street, only to have their likeness used in some "video evidence" footage against them?

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Cheers! Thanks!

:)

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience"—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin