I long ago learned the hard way that we can become victims of our technology. I found that facial overlays are useful when I am careful about the eyes, but then found that there is technology available that can do overlays, as above, and get very bad results. I was doing overlays for a while, and then reverted to my old technique, the face chop. It is surely primitive compared to what iPhones and Androids are doing with facial recognition technology. I will never forget standing in line waiting to get on a plane in Atlanta as we were quickly ushered aboard, a camera instantly recognizing our faces and correctly identifying us. Gadzooks! What I do is primitive.
This is a long-form article about the 1993 fake murder of Brandon Teena, the infamous trans-gendered Nebraska citizen. Please buckle up and prepare as I first walk you through the basics, then get we will get neck deep into the fakery.
When are we going to awaken from this nightmare? It gets more surreal by the day.
To add to the situation, I am throwing a wrench in the gears. On August 10, 2020, Jon Rappoport posted, “COVID: is the virus real?” — an expanded perspective, referring to SARS-CoV-2 as the “woo woo virus.” I suspect even Rappoport may not quite grasp the “woo woo” factor that could potentially be implicated in this event. Prepare your mind to stretch to seemingly impossibilities. Grab a hot mug of coffee or herbal tea. Then have at this. Happy sipping and reading . . .
A week or so ago, I posted about the bizarre Kamala Harris interview from July 18th. While the headline questioned whether she was a clone, I tried to be as lukewarm on the cloning explanation as possible. Truth be told, I wasn’t exactly sure what was going on. I wanted to know what the readers thought, and you all did not disappoint.
In the comments to that post, people had said that it was a Deepfake of Kamala. I adamantly disagreed. I noticed certain tics that you would only see out of an actor…an impersonator, and this is not the kind of thing you would see out of a completely artificial Deepfake. They would make the performance as solid as possible.
After some fresh research, I wanted to apologize for disagreeing so strongly. It clouded my judgment. I am writing this post to walk back some of my disagreement. While I reiterate that Kamala was not a total Deepfake, I completely agree that it was a CGI facial overlay. Down this rabbit hole, there is much more to find…
To remind readers, here at Piece of Mindful we have actively questioned whether major public figures are genetically engineered beings. Imagine my surprise after witnessing Kamala Harris, the clear betting favorite to become the Democrat VP nominee, suddenly get replaced with a lookalike ahead of her possible announcement as VP candidate. Isn’t that just fascinating?!? This may just be the start of a whole new and fascinating line of inquiry.
I was xc skiing today and had time to think and reflect. I think they key here is the conference held in NYC in October … see posts below. Suppose these are real people, and not spooks, but people who believe that we can have a virus pandemic, having studied Michael Crichton (Andromeda Strain) and Stephen King (The Stand). If that is the case, they want to test our preparedness and measure the fallout of such a pandemic. So they decide, with government approvals around the world, to run a drill. News media, as always is compliant.
Preface: Before I begin, I would like to introduce myself to Piece of Mindful readers, since this is my first post. Mark personally asked me to give writing a chance, and I am more than happy to oblige him. A little about myself…I will be 30 years old in a matter of days, I have a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (graduated summa cum laude), and I possess knowledge in a wide variety of areas due to a lifelong passion for interesting information. Those who know me often say that I should sign up to be on “Jeopardy!”. In terms of Myers-Briggs personality types, the best fit for me is INTP, “The Logician” or “The Thinker”. I have always had a great admiration for the Sherlock Holmes character, and I apologize in advance for the number of times I will likely reference Holmes in making a point. My mind works very much like Holmes’s does in the stories. I refrain from social life to a large extent (by choice), and I am almost completely unplugged from modern popular culture. Although I own a TV, I rarely watch it. The only radio I listen to is BBC World News, and I do not follow any modern pop music. The only form of media I am interested in is film, and I have always been a big fan of Stanley Kubrick. This is all I will bore you with about myself…
My purpose in this particular article is resolving what I will call the Tokarski Phenomenon, named after the owner of this blog Mark Tokarski and his extensive catalog of work surrounding facial alignment. Just so that it is clear what I mean when I say “the Tokarski Phenomenon”, I would like to define the term. The Tokarski Phenomenon is defined as the excessive preponderance of facial alignment doppelgängers amongst Western public figures. Whether we are talking about “batches” such as the Damon Batch and Katy Perry Batch or the “twins” that Mark has written about extensively, the underlying phenomenon is basically a prevalence of facial alignment doppelgängers amongst public figures far outside of that which statistical norms would forecast. In this article, I will not only show that existing explanations (both common and uncommon) for this phenomenon are wholly inadequate, but I will also provide a strong case for the true explanation for this curiosity termed “the Tokarski Phenomenon”.
Note to readers: WordPress has been spamming lately, something they have never done before. So I put a block sender on them sending it right to the junk box. In so doing I unknowingly sent all comments that were in moderation to junk as well. Consequently, some comments that needed to be released (first time commenters) were not. Everything is released now as far as I can see.
Commenter Charlie Townsend brought us one of those inexplicable anomalies in facial resemblances, that of Judge Judy Scheindlin and Judge Ruth Bader Ginsberg. The two side by side look like this:
A Chinese biology professor in Shenshen announced that he and his team of biologists had created twin, genetically-edited babies (Luna and Nana) using CRISPR – Cas9 gene-editing technology. Whether or not this is the “World’s first” is unknown at this time. Hey, that’s what they’re saying.
Well, in January the biology professor was fired from his University position. The Chinese government is “investigating.”
“We’re talking about “Big Business” involving the potential marketing and sale of genetically modified human and animal life forms. Imagine the potential strategic and military applications, not to mention the emergence of a corporate health service economy for the super-rich, where “perfect babies” can be purchased for a million dollars.”
What are the chances that this technology has been around a lot longer than we can know? The “rollout” of actual human production in China makes sense if anyone involved with The Broad Institute is looking for a little plausible deniability when the “shit hits the fan” — in China, of course.
As they say in science-world, “more research is needed.”