[ExI] video

efc at swisscows.email efc at swisscows.email
Mon Oct 2 06:45:10 UTC 2023

Hello Adrian,

On Sun, 1 Oct 2023, Adrian Tymes via extropy-chat wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 1, 2023 at 1:31 PM efc--- via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>       Think about it, if you can no longer trust any video of a politician on
>       any media, how will you make judgments about the world? How will that
>       impact the democratic political process?
> By not imparting sole veracity to videos.
> We are there already.   Think about it: what happens, today, when someone posts a deepfake video about a politician?  Only the most
> gullible (which is, sadly, too many) - who would believe such claims without any evidence, so whether evidence is forged doesn't

I think we are not representative of the typical voter. The fact that
phishing attempts work is an indicator of this. Also, the cheaper and
easier it becomes to make deep fakes, the more of them you will see.

I think this erodes trust, and trust is important in free societies.

Best regards, 

> matter to them - fall for it  The rest of us look for, and usually quickly find, clues outside the video as to whether the incident
> shown in the video did or did not happen.

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