[ExI] Boston Dynamics: New Robots Now Fight Back

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 12:04:20 UTC 2019

On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 5:24 PM William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com>

> On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 3:40 PM Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Given the existence of something like this fake Boston Dynamics video,
>> how hard do you think it would be to fake the short, single camera, poor
>> quality video that purportedly shows Iranian military removing an
>> unexploded mine from a tanker?
>> Even taking the video at face value, how do we know they're Iranian
>> military? Couldn't they be someone attempting to frame the Iranians?
>> Given the mind set above, why believe anything you read, see on TV or the
> web.  For all you know, I am a Russian agent keeping track on weirdos.
> Tovarish!
> When it comes right down to it, DT might not even exist, much less be
> president.

We all fall somewhere on the spectrum between believing nothing and
believing everything. Technology is making it possible to convincingly
produce forms of media that have been traditionally considered impossible
to fake. Wise people will adjust their perception of the trustworthiness of
evidence in these forms of media accordingly. Caveat emptor.

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