U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- A new Bosstown Dynamics video created by Corridor has gone viral. The video has over two million views so far. Many are fooled by the well-done video, assuming that the images are real. It is not hard to understand. There are videos of actual Russian robots shooting guns, videos of dog-like American military experimental robots, and others.
We are on in the process of breakthrough technologies. It is a continuing revolution that started about 500 years ago. We can call this advance the computer revolution, the digital revolution, the information age, or the beginning of the singularity.
The Bosstown Dynamics video is not real. It does not have images of a real robot gunslinger. It is made with clever CGI technology, where the motions of a human actor are used to create an animated video. It is very well done, and can fool nearly anyone. A source called me and asked if I had seen the video. It was described as “scary”. It is scary, perhaps not so much for the Terminator type robot, but for the ability of modern digital technology to create false images that are not easily distinguished from reality.
Bosstown does not have an enormous budget. They have computers, skill, a modest budget, and talent. To their credit, they show how they created the video using CGI. Over two million people watched the fake military robot video so far. Only half a million viewed the video showing it was a fake.
I was skeptical of the video, not because to robot did as well as it did; but because I did not think we had power supplies advanced enough to power it. Another tip-off is humanoid robots have limited usefulness.
Killing machines can be much simpler and still be extremely effective. Current drones will be easier to grant autonomy to than humanoid robots.
The fight to restore the Constitutional Republic of the United States has primarily been an information war. The Progressives captured the mass media, the education system, most of Hollywood, and the bureaucracies. We have been ruled by a Mediacracy.
The elites are losing the ability to control what information the people have to make decisions.
Bosstown Dynamics does the world a service by showing how easily videos can be faked. Things that make it harder to fake a video are date-time stamps and geo-stamping.
The two can be compared to make sure the background, shadows, and weather all are compatible with reality. It is much harder to fake a real location and time with a different location and time. Videos done indoors are easier to fake than those done outdoors.
Many of those who desire an unarmed population are highly talented people. The technology to fake videos is becoming more capable and more available every day.
People need to become skeptical and critical of what is used as evidence. There is an old saying “Believe nothing that you hear, and only half of what you see”. The provenance of digital evidence is as important as is the provenance of physical evidence.
Those who would rule do not need robot warriors if they can control what information flows to the people they would rule.
About Dean Weingarten:
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.