aka The Frazzled Mom
Today’s writing prompt is “original”, which led my mind to this thought: With all of the capabilities to tweak, edit and change photos and videos, it will become more and more difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Original from altered.
Sometimes changes are obviously, like Crystal Pepsi (gross). Others are seamless, like CGI in a movie. I recall watching a computer animated film and though the characters were obvious, one particular scene was startling to me. It was raining, and the drops were hitting and running from the leaves to the ground. That one scene was so close to looking real.
This is the struggle the following generations will have to deal with. Imagine how willing people are to accept “truth” from the Internet without fact checking. To blindly accept the existence of a tree octopus that lives in North American pine trees. Or sharks swimming through the flooded streets of (insert city) following a hurricane or major storm. Sadly, I think it’s easier for some to just jump into the mob mentality and spread the panic, because it takes too much time, effort and thought to determine if it is original or fake.
That said, I found this video that I thought was cleverly done.
You can find more information on the video at The Great Martian War page of The History channel site.