Since software can now create a digital video or audio experience that is undetectable by eye or ear from a real event, security cameras are quickly going to be obsolete because they cannot be used as evidence.
Very soon, we can expect video footage of an alleged crime presented in court, and the attorney of the accused will document the existing tech to create any image, and the court will have to listen.
Next, any video of a legal agreement could be suspect. Digital experts will argue before the judge. The tech will keep improving and getting more undetectable.
Recently a filmed interview with world famous journalist, Julian Assange, was fabricated digitally to make it appear he was interviewed in person by Fox News. The fact that the footage is a forgery means he certainly was not available in person, and that Fox anchor Sean Hannity is an accessory to a lie. A lie to cover up what? Grimly, no proof of life and an intentional forgery points to foul play.
Will image and audio creating software become widespread. Why not?
Then, what does widespread digital forgery imply?
Well, bye bye security cameras. Bye bye News also. There will be no proof other than anecdotal testimony, that anything was even witnessed.
And then, goodbye justice system.
Once the video creating tech becomes wide spread, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be associated with a deceiving matrix, not convenience.
The only other choice will be to simply believe anything we are told or shown. But that doesn’t work. People can be stupid but never admittedly stupid.
Once credibility is in doubt, news isn’t news.
The ability of tech to sabotage authenticity might hasten a return to sanity.
Perhaps we can look forward to local communities, built on trust, that replace large governments based on registration, tracking, contracts, and “safety.”
The implosion of faith in tech might make being down to Earth more and more attractive, a healing which our toy infested brains certainly need.