Down The Rabbit Hole

I have been trying to focus more on establishing dividing lines between reality and illusion in more recent posts. This especially pertains to the post I made about creating a duality between sensory and emotional realities.

Today, something strange happened, and I had a little bit of a freak out.

My wife’s Google Photo Assistant assembled a video using only pictures of our cat Tobi from the last 2 years. Some pictures were close-ups, others from farther away. Some had other people in them. But all included Tobi. There was even a little musical piece accompanying the video, using synthetic bells and guitar sounds.

Apparently, the Google network was able to recognize our cat’s face, and put together this media on its own, without us asking.

In other instances, I can explain away such things– ie, I might know how a system could do certain things.

But I find this hard to explain.

Even though I am less paranoid than some of my sane friends about privacy and similar issues in this digital age, I reached a point where I had to nod and agree that lines are being crossed.

It’s interesting to consider the kinds of things that are possible now at a computer network can recognize faces and generate its own media. I will allow you to consider these things yourself.

I am tired now– maybe it’s too much for a paranoid schizophrenic to take in.

Author: mystified13

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