Trust Nothing Until Verified

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One of my relatives still holds a fear that her face will be pasted on a nude photo in a newspaper. This fear is a holdback to an era where what was printed was true and there were a lack of people who were willing to be seen nude.

When I saw the scandal of the week around Face App, I remembered this person’s fear. That, combined with Deep Nude and the era of trusting anything you see, may mean that we should likely be skeptical of most things we see.

There’s going to be a large market for verification of images, videos, and audio that we encounter. Even beyond that, the text content should also be verified to determine if the person wrote this.

Here is maybe where technology like block chain may hit a stride. We will need to know where every keystroke was made in content if we are to trust it was made by that person.

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