I have spent the day sitting, looking out the window at the beautiful weather, and smashing away at writing formal documents, creating graphics and other elements for a decent explanation of some project ideas.
I took a break for a moment, read the news. Was saddened by the German airliner crashing, and then saw a blurb for the SAMSUNG “beauty face” app.
Yes, I sat a bit stunned. How could just tragic news overshadow a product to make people alter ones self portrait?
Who knew selfies, narccisticks, and now the beauty face app were what would drive humanity to produce 30-40 % of the photos taken on the planet today…
I have lamented watching the slow death roll of newspapers, photojournalism as we knew it, and the seeming desire to use stock or royalty free images to accompany a story, but I figured photography as we knew it, had a few more years of life in it before people would not trust any image taken with a camera.
I appear to be wrong, it is going to happen faster than I imagined.
Get your Samsung “beauty face” app.
Why take any time to learn how to take a good image? That is so old fashioned.
Why even take the time to learn how to use Photoshop? That is too much work.
Is it just me? Or does anyone else see why I am afraid of the coming advanced artificial intelligence. It is not because I fear the technology. I fear how people will use it. I am sure plastic surgeons are loving it, "please mr cosmetic surgeon, make me look like i do in this picture! that is what he/she is expecting me to look like!"
wasn't i writing about a farmer shooting his manure load into an industrial fan a few days ago?