In our digital age, one thing that seems to mark the conclusion of every year is the abundance of “best of” lists making the rounds on the internet.
It seems that everything about our lives is tied in some way to the internet and technology. Without these tools, our economy would be stifled, our national security would be weakened, and our communication with families and friends would be hampered.
Search bars are a technological marvel. Through them, we can search the limits of the world. We can see the seven wonders or learn of breaking news as it is happening. We can find more information in seconds than most people in human history had access to in their lifetimes.
One of the most powerful and frightening developments in technology as of late is the deepfake. From government leaders grasping how to handle these fake videos to corporations like Facebook seeking to minimize their distribution online through content moderation, deepfakes are beginning to take hold in our society, and not for good.
What if there was some type of technology that would allow you to undress any person you desired? Snap a picture, and then see them naked. For four days in June 2019, there was an app for that.