A session of digital magic, or What will be written on the cage with the bull?

A session of digital magic, or What will be written on the cage with the bull?

Mikhail Susorov

We have gentlemen

it is customary to believe in a word.


More recently, the development of objective controls has lagged somewhat behind the development of actual control objects. In particular, in passenger aviation, black boxes (but in reality
bright orange spheres) began to spread widely only in the late 1950s. These were quite large and heavy structures, the principle of operation was reminiscent of a tape recorder instead of a tape.
Their appearance has helped to significantly advance the issues related to the study of the causes of various problems with aviation technology – if the record is preserved, then the chances of establishing the true cause
what happened was growing significantly. It is hard to deny that everything happened after the crew commander said, “Now I will show you all how I know” left on the tape recorder.

With the advancement of technology, these devices have become smaller, lighter, able to record more different parameters already on solid-state media, quickly transfer to the destination the necessary data and,
finally, they began to spread to other fields of activity. Various camcorders in entrances, cars, in cockpits, outside of airplanes, transfer of online taxi coordinates, controllers in
trains, anti-aircraft facilities for the control of various vehicles, video and radio transmissions with the transmission of information via the Internet can be attributed to such facilities. If something happens – y
today you will have information on the basis of which you can do useful actions for you.

The next logical step in this direction should be the means of objectively controlling the parameters of individual categories of citizens. After learning how to track the perimeter of a citizen’s home,
under house arrest, it is logical to automatically call for a bracelet (issued, as well as a bracelet on the foot, by the state), such as a single disabled person or a retired person if his / her heart rate,
breathing or pressure, measured with the same bracelet, out of normal? And if he did not suddenly respond – automatically call an ambulance. And if he answered, make sure
that it was the citizen who had to answer that he was in a position to take measures to restore his health to the norm, that he had all the necessary things, etc.
Technically, to implement this approach, everything is needed right now, is being produced in large circulation and is being implemented in systems offered by commercial organizations in the market, which makes them
not available to all citizens to whom they could benefit.

For the operation of such systems, information is continuously collected, stored somewhere, and stored for some time, which, in fact, is already provided by law. But the next question arises
more and more relevant – and how much can you trust the information that is collected in the future? Will it be objective and credible? Will it change during storage? It is worth changing literally
a couple of digits – and the meaning of the information can change dramatically. For example, what does a person’s birth date mean? And can there be a file with the creation date 02.32.1567? What is this, a programmer mistake?
Or the operator? Or is it not a mistake?

The main problem with online citations is

that people immediately believe in their authenticity.

In the not-too-distant past, there is one interesting discussion with colleagues now alive, whose assumptions, which at the time seemed fantastic, do not seem so today. It was about
making copies of material objects using molecular or even isotope-level technologies. That is, when we visit the Louvre, we see, for example, the Ritratto di Monna Lisa del Giocondo. And
we come to the Hermitage and see there the same smile with the precision of an atom. And modern methods of examination (in the case of copying, although the word “copy” does not reflect the essence of the phenomenon of isotopic composition)
will be able to distinguish one thing from another. Or from the third. And when technology takes a step further – a full copy of the Louvre will suddenly appear somewhere in the Urals. And the question is: what about
to consider this original if there are no ways to find the difference? Because numbering atoms, as well as numbering zeros and units of computer programs, mankind will obviously not learn quickly if
will learn in general. There is no question of creating texts in the style of a particular writer, and the question in the bookstore is: “Is there something new from Dostoevsky?” – very soon will cease to be
as a joke. Generators of scientific articles, reports on various topics for different audiences, and even poems and theses are already available to the masses right online. You can even assume
that this text is similarly written by some neural network for the purpose of testing it.

In today’s real world, we have fully accessible technologies for creating different moving images that are indistinguishable from reality on the screen (or multiple screens)
look. And soon it will be impossible to even be armed. Soon it will be possible to watch fresh films with the participation of Charles Spencer Chaplin or Vladimir Vysotsky in the performance of themselves. AND
it is no longer possible to distinguish the result of the computer from the image of a real person or an unreal hero from a fairy tale. Unless, of course, movies like this
“Gravity” in the cinema of the city of Korolev, where viewers with engineering education of the last century will watch this movie as a comedy, because the laws of physics were sacrificed by the authors of the picture
entertainment picture.

After all, if you add just a couple of details to the picture, it will look clearly more modern and more accurately reflect the essence of the action …

You just have to look more closely at this,

the future will suddenly come to itself

NV Gogol

If the attitude of a static image from a set of pixels is skeptical right now, in the era of photo editors, then further skepticism about moving images made with
the use of three-dimensional models of high sampling will only intensify. Where, for example, the same Vladimir Semenovich on a couple with Peter Alekseevich will fight in preference with Leo
Nikolayevich and Mikhail Vasilyevich, unhurriedly talking on a cell phone with Nikolay Vasilyevich.

The consequences of such a dynamic and widespread development of Homo Sapiens sensory technologies will be highly ambiguous. If now different pictures and video pictures can be considered at least somehow
corresponding to reality, it is not for long. Further development of various optical technologies will easily transfer a flat image from the screen into the usual three-dimensional world. And on the one hand,
Of course, it will be nice to see historical characters say so in action, go to a Louis Armstrong or Dalida concert, hear “original” Mozart. But on the other – they still remember which one
Orson Wells was sent to the North American United States by simply “forgetting” to warn the population that the artwork of his family member sounds on the air. And that’s only when
involvement of only one sensory body. What will happen to the audience when they see the Imperial Stormtrooper riding their Tyrannosaurus rex and hear
their battle cry on their own ears? Probably some part of it (graduates of engineering majors by far not all higher education institutions) will be able to assume that it is, for example, a hologram. but even
they, given the development of modern genetic engineering, are able to respond quite unpredictably. The bulk of the audience, first of all, will flood the Internet with videos, photos and will rush
into mathematical discussions about the likelihood of a dinosaur meeting on the street.

How much do you personally wonder about a photo of a video camera that shows your car made in Italy if you were in Argentina with your car while shooting? as
fast insurance companies will be swamped thoroughly srezhesessirovannymi and very similar to real DVRs? And just as “authentic” photos? How do you respond to
a situation where, when crossing the border, it becomes clear that the organism with the front of the head and fingerprints that the biometrics system recognized as being due to you is already on the other side
Borders? And the same organism is already the master of your property, showing all the same. How will your boss react if he is called by your CEO (naturally, with
his numbers) and will give a very short and specific instruction? We will add that in response to a call to the number of the general one will get to the same subscriber – base stations are now very widespread
phenomenon. And finally, does anyone have to teach a robot to sign documents identical to natural ones?


Based on the above, it is possible to give quite obvious recommendations (as long as the visualization technology has not yet broken into the surrounding 3D-reality) on the work with digital information.

1. Any information on any screen can be considered reliable only with certain probability.

2. Any information on any screen can be rearranged without leaving any trace.

3. Making digital reality a reality is relevant today, though not the easiest task.

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