I previously wrote about AI-powered image and movie generation, and speculated about its impact on various female-dominated industries. Progress has been quite rapid, so much so that there is a double or triple whammy coming, with AI gearing up to pummel journalism, HR, modelling, and movie making. In this post, I want to highlight a trailer I came across a few days ago:
Midjourney and Runway are AI tools for the visual arts. The former is used for generating images, the latter produces videos. As you can see from the trailer above, the status quo is not that bad. Of course, full videos are not yet within reach, and this trailer surely is not nearly at the level of industry leaders like Wētā FX or Industrial Light & Magic, but this is missing the point. For years, the movie industry has not served us based and red-pilled content, just like the triple-A gaming industry prefers putting ugly chicks in their games, just to spite you. They go the extra mile to create ugly female characters.
In gaming, however, we have seen a genuine revolution, with smaller studios or even one-man teams putting out highly successful games. There are too many examples to mention. Just skimming the current top 100 at Steam, I see games like Rust, Unturned, DayZ, Dead by Daylight, Stardew Valley, Terraria, BattleBit Remastered, or Factorio. Those are all titles that have had greater longevity than the vast majority of their tripe-A brethren, and cost a fraction to make. More importantly, they serve a market the big publishers do not care about. If you want deep games that do not nickel-and-dime you, then there are plenty of options. There is also no plethora of “spicy” games if this is what you are after.
Similarly, creating movies with AI that rival the production quality of the latest Avatar movie or the usual Marvel Cinematic Universe schlock will be out of reach for a long while. However, as an intermediate step, imagine getting movies in 1080p, written by some based and red-pilled creators, that cater to male tastes! I would not be surprised if we got spiritual sequels to 1980s Conan movies within the next five years, and I would be more than happy with that.
The gap in technology is ever-shrinking. Small game studios with a few dozen people can put out really polished products. Similarly, small teams will be able to produce movies of a pretty decent quality within a few years. On a related note, the porn industry is already as good as done as the technology behind Midjourney and Runway has been applied to this area as well, and it is obviously a lot easier to generate variations of the same few scenarios than it is to come up with a story, sketch out a movie with storyboards, and then get AI to produce all the scenes that may only exist in your mind. There is plenty of evidence that we will get there, sooner rather than later.