The days before deep fake becomes a thing

Fakes of visual representations are not new. The first photo was faked 150 years before Photoshop existed. But the medium itself and how the fake is created has changed and certainly will have a huge impact on culture and society in general.

This post is insane

Reddit comments are often a great source of information. Even a small post from a random user can generate a wave of understanding for many other people reading the comments. When it comes to dystopian views, Reddit is also on the forefront in thinking and writing about a possible future scenarios. I like that very much. Since I joined the community some years ago it trained my creativity and I got a broader … Read entry

“Some people who rented vehicles never actually drove them”

I love everything about this story!

Car-sharing service operator Orix Auto Corp. couldn’t figure out what certain customers were doing with its rental cars. The service, with 230,000 registered users, realized around summer 2018 that some people who rented vehicles never actually drove them.

Turns out they use it for everything but driving!

“Usually the only place I can take a nap while visiting my clients is a cybercafe in front of the station, but renting a car to sleep in is just a few hundred yen (several dollars), almost the same as staying in the cybercafe.”

Rental car customer

People using this small private space in order to take nap, eating lunch or just get some quite rest. That … Read entry