Sunday, April 10, 2016

Stunning Video Reveals Why You Shouldn't Trust Anything You See On Television

Via sauced07

In recent years, many have voiced increasing concerns with their ability to place trust in official data, and have faith in conventional narratives.

And for good reason: just yesterday a University of Chicago finance professor, while being interviewed at the Ambrosetti Forum, said that it is all about preserving confidence and trust in a "rigged game": "if people are told enough by smart people on television that the economy has been fixed, and the market is a reflection of the fundamentals, then they’ll blindly support anything the Fed does."

But while the saying "don't believe everything [or anything] you read" and "trust but verify" may be more appropriate now than ever, the following video is an absolute stunner in its revelation of just how deep "real-time" media deception can truly go. 

In a recently published paper by the Stanford lab of Matthias Niessner titled "Face2Face: Real-time Face Capture and Reenactment of RGB Videos", the authors show how disturbingly easy it is to take a surrogate actor and, in real time using everyday available tools, reenact their face and create the illusion that someone else, notably someone famous or important, is speaking. Even more disturbing: one doesn't need sophisticated equipment to create a "talking" clone - a commodity webcam and some software is all one needs to create the greatest of sensory manipulations.
From the paper abstract:


  1. Holy....I'm amazed at how real this looks...

  2. Hi Brock,
    'Reminds me of that now very old (early 60's I think??) James Coburn movie,"The President's Analyst."...... It's not just "The Phone Company" that nobody likes anymore!!
    It is no longer a game or charade when they are trying to kill you!!! It's "Reality" pal!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. It is no longer a game or charade when they are trying to kill you!

      No, it's not! :)