A deepfake is a fake video that uses artificial intelligence to make it look like someone said or did something they didn't. Deepfakes can be used for things like porn, spoofs, and satire, but they can also be used maliciously to spread false information. While deepfakes kinda started out as harmless fun, there is potential for them to be misused in the future.
Cloned dogs have been employed by the Korea Customs Service to work at customs checkpoints across the country! These genetically duplicated Labs were part of a litter of seven born in 2007, created by Seoul National University scientists. The team who cloned these had successfully created the world's first known dog clone in 2005.
In Shanghai, robots are being employed during the Covid-19 lockdown telling people over loudspeakers to stay inside and wash their hands regularly. There are also self-driving carts which bring food orders from restaurants straight to people's doorsteps so that no one has to leave quarantine.
Deepfakes are fake videos that look real using AI.
Billionaires are taking to space while poor people stay on Earth.
Harmony is a sex robot that can be customized to look and act however you want.
China rates its citizens with a “social credit score” to encourage good behavior, and the baddies get punished with things like travel bans and slow internet.
Robot dogs in Shanghai are telling people to stay inside and wash their hands during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Soylent is a protein shake that was introduced in 2013 as an alternative to food.
Pigs are one step closer to being able to donate organs to humans, thanks to CRISPR!
Scientists use CRISPR to edit human genes for the first time with promising results.
The iPhone XS's facial recognition software is a stepping stone to more complex AI foundations that will be implemented across the infrastructure of "smart cities."
These cloned dogs are ready to work!
Since COVID-19, more and more companies are installing “bossware” on their workers' computers.
Biometric and facial recognition is growing quickly and impacting human behavior, leading many tech experts to warn of a surveillance nightmare.
The future of work is looking bleak for many Americans.
ANPR is a system that can read license plates without human intervention.
Pixar's 2008 film WALL-E predicted our current reality of obesity rates, Zoom calls, and meal replacement companies.
Sign up for the Cracked Newsletter
Get the best of Cracked sent directly to your inbox!