Years ago we already talked about the effect of apps like FaceTune, which women use to subtly alter their appearance on pictures for their Instagram feed or dating profiles. Technology has improved tremendously in the meantime, however. Granted, this is not an area I actively follow, but I have to say that I was quite surprised about how far technology has advanced. Have a look at the somewhat lengthy video below, which I recently came across. It is well worth watching.
As you can see, it is not just pictures you can no longer trust. Even live video has to be viewed with great suspicion. This kind of technology even made it to mainstream products such as Zoom, a videoconferencing software that is quite popular in the workplace. I know of a few women who use filters to make themselves look many years younger, and probably most women use subtle filters to look at least a little bit better.
The other points raised in the video are also worth mentioning, but the entire angle about celebrities can be drastically simplified. A lot of women nowadays are celebrities in their own mind, thanks to their boundless solipsism. Even if they only have a few dozen followers on Instagram, they have hugely inflated egos and present an image of themselves that may have very little to do with how they really look. Also, as much as vapid women may look up to certain celebrities, you can be sure that they think of themselves at least as highly.
Of course, as the video rightly points out, female fakery goes far beyond using filters. However, cosmetic surgery is not as much of a panacea as this guy may think. Sure, Scarlet Johansson got a new nose, which improved her looks considerably, but she was already very good looking before. In contrast, there is not so much you can do if you are dealing with an enormous schnoz, unattractive facial features, and bad proportions. It is certainly not the case that the women of the future will all look like supermodels due to dozens of cosmetic surgeries, at least not in the West. You will not turn a Western woman with masculine features into a sex symbol. On a related note, cosmetic surgery is very common in South Korea, and there is also a clearly communicated societal beauty standard, which women are eager to conform to. Yet, if you have ever been to an Asian country, you have surely noticed that the women are, in general, rather lithe and pleasant to look at.
Given the amount of female fakery going on, I wonder if we are moving towards some “singularity” or “event horizon” for the simping industry. After all, what is the incentive for tipping some e-thot on OnlyFans when you are essentially looking at an avatar? I also wonder if such advances will lead to the complete collapse of the porn industry, which has been in a downward spiral for many years anyway. Realtime 3D rendering has reached a pretty high standard. Even the character models of the game “Dead or Alive: Xtreme Venus Vacation”, which is a few years old, are astonishingly good. In fact, they are so good that people have been using them to create porn with it. Not that I have looked this up, but I keep hearing that the results are very convincing, and some may find the clean yet quite natural look of modern 3D technology preferable to watching videos of some tatted up whore. We live in interesting times, and I have a hunch that all this female fakery will cause women more harm than good.