The End of Times

Perhaps this looks a little bit of an exaggeration. But the whole looming nightmare of “deep fakes” is contained in this Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse. Just imagine what our world — our “reality” — will be like when every single video we see can be legitimately questioned for its very veracity, since voice and lip movements can be manipulated ever more perfectly through AI. And this is already happening. Soon, it will be the norm. The experts say that “deep fake” videos will be ever-present (and any tell-tale “defects” ever-absent) in the next 2-3 years.

That is why, for me, the “Fifth Horseman“ in this graphic does rise to the level of war, pestilence, or famine.

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