Saturday, February 16, 2019

Doubting Thomas App

What could be more appropriate and, absolutely necessary, in our iPhone era, than an app that helps us sort out truth from fiction?

I’m waiting for a creative genius to make that happen.

In the meantime we are all over our heads engulfed in a serious challenge: How do we tell a “real” or truthful video from a fake video?

I’m not kidding. Millions of us watch a bazillion videos each day.

Often we take them at face value, just accepting that they are a true representation of the subject. You know, that the person speaking actually spoke the words we have just seen him/her say, or did the thing we just saw them do.

Well, I’m sorry to bring to your attention that you can no longer simply believe our own eyes.

And, even worse, the technology to seamlessly lie in video format is cheap and easy to use – so anyone one, with a mind to do so, can now fake their own videos.

How fun is that!

Here’s the story…

Deepfakes Explained: The AI That’s Making Fake Videos Too Convincing, Megan Ellis,, 21 Nov 2018.

*You remember the Doubting Thomas Story, don't you?
John 20:24–29

"A doubting Thomas is a skeptic who refuses to believe without direct personal experience—a reference to the Apostle Thomas, who refused to believe that the resurrected Jesus had appeared to the ten other apostles, until he could see and feel the wounds received by Jesus on the cross."
The "Doubting Thomas App" would help us determine if the video is a Deepfake or not.

Fleetwood Mac - Little Lies - 1987

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