Deepfake videos are becoming increasingly popular. If you’re not already aware, deepfake is a new technology that allows users to alter videos, making people appear to say things that they never did.
If this new technology doesn’t scare you, maybe it should. What implications could this have on your family? On our world?
Are We Headed for an Orwellian Future?
As we raise our kids in the complicated world of technology, here’s just one more thing to be aware of, and to discuss. It’s called deepfake, and it’s yet another argument for keeping unencumbered access to smartphones out of the hands of minors. Deepfake videos are not hard to create, and they’re promoting a lot of confusing and even dangerous content.
So what is Deepfake? It’s a technology that can make anyone, from your kids to world leaders, appear to say and do things that are totally misleading. It can ruin a person’s reputation, or possibly even prompt an Orwellian “War of the Worlds” scenario. So, be wise to it, and discuss it with your kids.
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