Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Seeing is no longer believing

Go watch this short video about a research project called 'PhotoSketch':

I predict that this will be available as a free web application within the next year.  The initial version(s) will be a little rough.  Within a few years this technology will progress to the point that even trained professionals will have a difficult time distinguishing these compositions from normal digital photos.

And then it is only a matter of time before similar technology is applied to videos.

You have been warned.  Stop trusting your eyes.  Photographic evidence is now moot.  Video evidence will be moot shortly.

Welcome to the wild wild west.

For those of you who missed it, this is part of what Alvin Toffler warned us about in Future Shock.

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