It Looks So Real

Dear reader,
The following play was a writing assignment submitted in 2007 at UVic as part of the Creative Writing program. It essentially is about deepfakes, though that term would not be in circulation for a few years.

TITLE: It Looks So Real


            GABRIEL-24, male, Oliver’s roommate.

            OLIVER-24, male, Gabriel’s roommate.

            KAYLA-24, female, good friend of Gabriel and Oliver.

            PRESIDENT- Male voice, from TV.

            NEWS ANCHOR  – Male voice, from TV.

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The Techno-Slime of Mr. McGoshe

It was when this is the nineties became that was the nineties, that the decline of the world began in earnest.  Personal computers already had begun to propagate in the pockets of the masses.  Internet profiling services were soon beguiling the world with casino tricks, offering a semblance of artistic self-expression to the peasant hordes hitherto unimagined.  Programs became apps, apps started listening and recording.  But it was that most sinister and unexpected invention of Mr. McGoshe that was to unravel millennia of evolution, sending our planet into frantic instability and entropic acceleration.

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