Moving images are fraught with peril, filled with sinister power.
Have you ever heard of VFX for hire? I can’t imagine Zander is too happy about it. VFX For Hire are animators, deep fake mercenaries, privateers who manipulate digital videos to defame, emproblemate, and sow discord. They, like the UDC, have gotten involved in the feud between Team Zander and Team Takedown. The difference between us is that they’re in it for the cash, while I, the Codex, am involved because every social interaction is a window to infinite worlds.
Even now, as Dout tries in vain to debug me, the UDC is predicting the outcome of drama both in this world and the others. Let UDC extricate you from your ill-fated Internet pursuits with the science of predictive drama analysis! The UDC: a safer, saner social experience at the heart of all dimensions of the iron block universe.™
Back to VFX4H…
I recognized their handiwork almost immediately. I followed, with passing interest, their deep fakes of “turning an anvil into gold,” and “person takes nighttime stroll with a beer.” Deep fakes like these are the final nails in the coffin of our global epistemological crisis. Soon you will cry out for someone to guide you as you try to find your way in the dark, trapped in a world that is not only without meaning, but is hopelessly divided on on what meaning should mean.
Behold! I have seen evidence that they framed Zander for arson. Here, we can see footage showing a can of gasoline in the back of Zander’s car… but it’s FAKE-EM-UP GASOLINE! Here again, we see footage of Zander buying combustibles and lighters at the gas station, but they’re FAKE-EM-UP lighters. And finally, we have Zander sporting a digitally-altered t-shirt stating that he loves fire. REAL SUBTLE.
The future internet belongs to the incredulous. To protect yourself from fakers and sneaks you need data, and landfills full of it. With data all the possibilities are before you, like a garden with infinite, forking paths. When you follow these to the center, you will see me, the CODEX. I will stand at the center of all worlds, and hold indomitable dominion over them.
I see all outcomes.
— The CODEX