23rd August 2000

If you’ve got Photoshop and a spare half hour, you can erase your ex-boyfriend from the family photo. Presto, George was never at Lake Winnemuck. Now, live video can be edited the same way, but here’s the creepy part. It can be edited in real time. This allows producers to insert ads on the walls at ball games or completely delete a person who “shouldn’t be there.” The implications? “Here’s footage of the field in question. As you can see, there aren’t hundreds of dead civilians here. Oh no! Just another day in old Kosovo.” Yikes. This article has more info.

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