On the 15th of October our book “Real Fake – Playing with Reality in the Age of AI, Deepfakes and the Metaverse” has been released. It is our take on synthetic media, deepfakes, fake news, conspiracy theories, memes, internet culture, Generation Z and Alpha, crypto, narrative economics, virtual humans, CGI influencers, vTubers, NFTs, DAOs, VR, Web3, the Creator Economy and the Metaverse. Real Fake is about how humans continuously manipulate reality and how new digital technology tools enable us to go one step further in this ancient game.
Generative AI: A Creative New World
“A powerful new class of large language models is making it possible for machines to write, code, draw and create with credible and sometimes superhuman results.”
Social and Gaming Platforms
Very interesting graphic. Will the impact of Social VR Worlds and Crypto-Enabled Worlds be just as huge as Social Media?
The Creativity Supply Chain
“Creativity has become the focal point of our modern Internet economy. What was once just a means of artistic expression now powers much of how we all interact, work, and play online. […] Technology increasingly fuels our collective ability to create, the incentives that motivate us to create, and our insatiable demand for the things others create. And through recent technological breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and high speed internet access, the market for creativity is destined to reach new heights in the coming years and decades.”
Author Michael Mignano ends his essay with an interesting question: “Is creativity becoming the central driving force behind our modern Internet economy?” Dear reader, what do you think?
AI and the Age of Creative Superhumans
“In the future, the job of any creative person becomes the orchestrator of tools that enable unimaginably sophisticated media creation anywhere.”
How TikTok Ate The Internet
“If you have not used TikTok, you are rapidly becoming the global exception. In five years, the app, once written off as a silly dance-video fad, has become one of the most prominent, discussed, distrusted, technically sophisticated and geopolitically complicated juggernauts on the internet — a phenomenon that has secured an unrivaled grasp on culture and everyday life and intensified the conflict between the world’s biggest superpowers.
Its dominance, as estimated by the internet firms Cloudflare, Data.ai and Sensor Tower, is hard to overstate. TikTok’s website was visited last year more often than Google. No app has grown faster past a billion users, and more than 100 million of them are in the United States, roughly a third of the country. The average American viewer watches TikTok for 80 minutes a day — more than the time spent on Facebook and Instagram, combined.”
Artists say AI image generators are copying their style to make thousands of new images — and it’s completely out of their control
“Animal Buildings” is a collection of AI-collaborative art depicting common buildings reimagined to look like animals, created by Yohei Nakajima using only text prompts in DALL·E 2. The work itself is an experimentation in pushing the boundaries of prompt engineering. The theme is driven from a desire to leverage technology to bring us closer to nature.
Stable Diffusion VR is a startling vision of the future of gaming
The Generative AI Application Landscape
MUST WATCH: Beautiful
MUST WATCH: Modern Warfare 2 Amsterdam Mission
The graphic details are unreal.
MUST WATCH: Crip Ya Enthusiasm
In his new videoclip rapper Snoop Dogg is constructed by the Metahuman Engine.
Real Fake is a weekly newsletter in which SogetiLabs’s Research Institute VINT examines the future where synthetic reality becomes part or our objective reality. We investigate the impact of new technology on people, organisations and our society. If you have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact us. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.