It won’t be long before you see a real life dystopia of sorts with what will have to be a shaking out of data and ways to sort through it. You are seeing it in the media as soon every human will simply have to be perfect and/or have access to the powers that game systems to be credible. When I was taught to shoot images for professional media, there was one simple rule, “you can not edit anything in the image.” It forced you to become a decent shutter clicker really fast, particulary when it was all manual focus. Today you have cameras in yoru phone that make it next to impossible for anyone to take a bad image – yet – people are manipulating away to alter and change a moment in reality to one that they want the world to see.
I don’t blame this on ansel adams. While he did manipulate his images with bracketing and sandwhiching them to make prints that are stunning. I place more of a blame on social media and its ability to allow data pushes to go out, they give users tools to enhance their reality, and if you have spent time from when photoshop was 7 floppy disks…it is really easy to see the amount of manipulation from reality, to augmented reality that is happening. What most don’t see, is the slew of computers all crunching the data with algorithms that will one day probably have a very small amount of people actually living the life that a very large percentage of people push their data and manipulate it to live the image.
Just read some interesting data about algorithms, speed or processing, and using the millisecond time edge for profit, and I think to a day when whatever redundancy or failsafes are in place, fail, or are hacked/overridden and the machines will do a great deal of harm to humans. It isn’t the machines fault, rather mans quest to have more and more to satisfy some external desire in thinking such conquests will provide security or happiness. Its ok, I used to think that way, and while it is great from a scientific and technological ideal – it probably will not bode well for humans that are broken. It will just stratify the population even more over time.
I gave up tv, most movies, and even live shows a while ago. I enjoyed entertainment and it was good for me to get paid to travel the planet, yet when we got into the R&D side of human emotion – it didn’t take long to realize that the choices the market wanted didn’t really coincide with making better humans, rather, simply extracting as much profit as possible in the shortest amount of time. Perhaps this is where the idea of being human will seemingly take a backseat to innovation, progress, and profit?
Perhaps this is why I want a lab out in the middle of nowhere with a satelittle feed to the masses. I think I would suck as a monk, yet, I have learned a great deal from them about inner healing. While I used to marvel and bigger and larger
Interesting times, but, I hope we spend a little more time thinking of the ramifications instead of the rush to simply make money, at the expense of humanity.