I just read an article at Vox.com that I found deeply disturbing that dealt with "Deep Fakes" Why Reddit’s face-swapping celebrity porn craze is a harbinger of dystopia It deals with the advances in software/post-production options that allow you to take anyone's face and create extremely realistic photos of that person that are fakes. Okay, there have always been some of this going on (from the old Soviets eliminating out-of-favor leaders in the May Celebration stands, etc.) and we've all seen people use photoshop to manipulate photos. And for those in to porn, you're probably seen "fakes" of a famous actress head over the body of someone engaging in sexual acts. But the article got me thinking. As one of the points mentioned in it....this can look so realistic, you can piss someone off and suddenly there are photos of pedofile acts being committed with what appears to be you in the photo. Not some crude fake where a close look shows it to be a merge of some sort. But a whole series....50-100 photos of what appears to be really you in sequence over an evening. The kind of stuff that would get you terminated at work, fired from coaching a youth sports team, cost you a business account or client. There were quasi-safeguards in the past. Most efforts like this looked amateurish. Or it took a real pro to do it. Or at best it took so much effort it would generate 1 or 2, maybe 3 photos. But now people can create a really good match, the software is available, the skills are widespread, and with facial recognition software improving, the dangers of this are far greater. I don't know what the answer is. I know the article I read talked about how people who take a lot of pictures will be someone others become a lot more suspicious of. I immediately thought of all those instances I took a picture on the street of someone in public in a public setting and they came up and insisted it was illegal to take their picture or demanding I delete it. I think we're going to see a lot more of that in the future. I think we're going to see situations where a photographer takes innocent photos (maybe a model's portfolio, a special event) and those photos are combined (without the photographer's permission) with porn or some other negative act. I already know of two people who faced simplistic and crude attacks like this: two former aides in the Republican party who spoke out against Donald Trump's nomination and then got hit with a series of underhanded attacks by anonymous sources (included photoshopped pictures of spouses having multi-racial group sex). It was bad enough that at least one other former aide I know censors his Facebook page (removing all anti-Trump references). My point is not to make this partisan--b/c this isn't about political affiliation--those are just examples I've seen happen. The article talks about we could see this when a HS girl turns down a prom invitation, or when a neighbor thinks your dog barks too much, or some other petty slight. Thoughts? Possible reactions or responses for trying to prevent this from becoming a bigger problem than it is?