The Deepfake Heist

It’s unrealistic to think that a technology can create impact immediately after its release. Most would say it’s ludicrous. Look at a technology like mesh networking. Established 2012, every future-thinker could see its societal relevance. But it took an event seven years later – the riots in Hong Kong – to bring the tech into mass prominence.

On the rarest of rare occasions, an invention comes along that fits a purpose, finds customers, and has instant cultural virality. The technology enters society like a meteor entering Earth’s atmosphere. Everyone is stunned.