Deepfake: When the Theoretical Rubber Meets the Practical Road

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Our thinking on ethics and law seems to be playing catch-up with the development of new technology. This seems to be the case with Deepfake. What makes this technology particularly interesting is that it betrays what we really think about truth and morality. What happens when the theoretical rubber meets the practical road? Links & Articles Deepfake on Wikipedia

Saving Truth: An Interview with Abdu Murray

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It’s almost as though post-modernism is becoming passé. The 2016 Oxford English Dictionary word of the year being “post-truth,” and this seems to be an apt description of our culture. Now, rather than denying the existence of objective truth, more and more people subjugate truth to their preferences. This is why Saving Truth, the new book authored by RZIM’s North …

Is Truth Dead?: A Culture of Contradictions

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The latest two issues (as of the releasing of this podcast) of the TIME Magazine leave much to think about. It seems that our culture at large just can’t decide whether truth is dead or not. As you might have expected, our society is being selective about it. Links & Articles Beyond ‘He’ or ‘She’: The Changing Meaning of Gender …

Word of the Year: Post-truth

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Each year, Oxford Dictionaries announces their Word of the Year. This year, their word of choice is post-truth, an adjective defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Andy, Steve, and Terry exchange thoughts in the context of their trip to San Antonio …