How can we relate a general sense of post-authenticity with new and sophisticated tools for surveillance? How deepfakes coexist with automated facial recognition?
I don’t think we can relate at this point. I believe it’s too soon to truly see the damage that is being done by signing away all of our privacy to these apps that we use on a daily. The majority of us say yes to anything the apps ask for and whatever they are using our information for probably has not affected us just yet. I believe that there are probably already banks of information on each of us that can extremely negatively affect our lives in the future. For example, whenever an application asks for permission to use our camera roll or microphone that is an easy 90% of our daily lives taken from us.
As far as deepfakes are concerned I believe that in the future it will be a lot easier to steal somebody’s identity very easily, however because we are talking about privacy so much these days, I don’t think it will take very long to find better measures against it.
If authenticity is not the source of affect that it was, what it is?
These days I think that authenticity is just an emotion or a level of respect. It is no longer expected in society today, it is only appreciated as an act. What has replaced authenticity is yet to be truly found. Since the truth has become increasingly harder to find valued communication realms have been lost.