We consume media and allow it to tell us what truth means. But seeing the truth through its lens isn’t as truthful as we hoped.
Admit it or not, we Google for almost everything. And in this way, we allow Google to define truth.
We have trained ourselves to trust the first result we get from the search engine that we don’t think about it anymore — is this the truth?
We even easily trust information shared by the people we trust.
And in a world where video fakes are commonplace, what would happen to your trust? Would you still trust whatever you come across over the internet?
If you’re not sure about what to feel in this kind of future, here are some examples:
- Computer-generated LinkedIn faces
- A deepfake video of former President Barack Obama
- A deepfake of Tom Cruise
- A deep fake video of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
From This PSA About Fake News From Barack Obama Is Not What It Appears:
“We’re entering an era in which our enemies can make it look like anyone is saying anything at any point in time — even if they would never say those things,”