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chrisPjelly
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(08-09-2017, 08:55 PM)
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Lol, this seems like it could be fun. I don't see the harm in making anybody any race. Fascinated that facial recognition and AR has come this far though
Spork4000
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(08-09-2017, 08:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Surface of Me

Both images in your posts appear as broken links on my end.

Internet went super buggy where I am.
wwm0nkey
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(08-09-2017, 08:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mark Andrew

Knew someone was going to do this one lol
Afrocious
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(08-09-2017, 08:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by zoukka

Which is funny!

Why? Not that I expect a legitimate answer despite being genuinely curious.

This does kinda fit that whole narrative of people wanting to be another race without wanting to be another race.

paulmooney.gif
Ravensmash
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(08-09-2017, 08:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by starchild excalibur

I think any humor that's to be mined from this comes from curiosity at seeing how one may look as another ethnicity and not at humor from "lol that ethnicity looks funny."

The pic posted in the OP is fascinating to me and I find it genuinely impressive how technology found in casual apps like these can produce fairly natural looking results. On the most basic level, it's no different from utilizing the filters that make you look younger, older, or a different sex.

It's an interesting curiosity precisely because it's modifying a visage you've known and seen in its "normal" state.

People can obviously take these images and use them for poor reasons, but I think the technology at play is super fascinating.

Yeah. It's not something I'd personally go about and share on social media, but I did give it a go because it is... fascinating.
Vulcano's assistant
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(08-09-2017, 08:57 PM)
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I think it is pretty good how it is handling facial hair. This could be a "shave my face" app.
v1lla21
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(08-09-2017, 08:57 PM)
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I don't find it funny nor racist but it is pretty stupid. I do want to try it out of curiosity though.
StayDead
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(08-09-2017, 08:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Cross-Section

Trump's is really something else

Top right makes it look like his hair is raw meat.
Agnostic
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(08-09-2017, 08:57 PM)
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It's amazing how all this new tech is just one-click for the user now.
The Lamp
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(08-09-2017, 08:58 PM)
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My friends and I just did this and it is so realistic and convincing. O_o
Spaced Harrier
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(08-09-2017, 08:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Afrocious

Why? Not that I expect a legitimate answer despite being genuinely curious.

This does kinda fit that whole narrative of people wanting to be another race without wanting to be another race.

paulmooney.gif

Or you could download it and give it a go, maybe the Indian you will be sexy or the white you goofy.


Who knows. It's free*

(Except the cost of your pics going into skynet forever)
The Lamonster
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(08-09-2017, 08:58 PM)
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Amazing technology.
double jump
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(08-09-2017, 08:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vulcano's assistant

I think it is pretty good how it is handling facial hair. This could be a "shave my face" app.

Is there an app like this for facial hairstyles ?


This tech low key scary tbh.
Belker
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(08-09-2017, 08:59 PM)
This reminds me of a factual TV programme here in the UK from a few years ago. A black guy and a white guy were made up to look white and black retrospectively. (I think it might have based on an American book from the 1950s.)

They then went about their daily lives to see if their 'race' affected how they were treated or how they viewed the world.

The black guy, who was pretending to be white, ended up at a far right march. I think he said he ended up feeling sorry for the people there.

The white guy, pretending to black, went to a dinner party where everyone else was actually black. Even though the guests knew this, I think one asked him what part of Africa his family were from and he had to remind her he was white.

Ah, I've found a video of the series. It's from 2002.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVyB4M1n73M
Samara
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(08-09-2017, 08:59 PM)
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Alright, a white me would still look good in an afro tho. The rest is a mess.
Gin-Shiio
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(08-09-2017, 09:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Vital Tundra

Don't see the problem. Everyone can use the app. Its not some exclusive app for white people. I think its neat that technology can do such things with pretty good results.

From my European point of view, the concept of race is something that the US should strife to abolish in favor of the concept of ethnicity. Anything that helps normalize the idea that people are inherently different from one another and that a distinction based on skintone is all that is needed because no other differences in genetic make-up exist even among people that share the same color, is not a good thing to exist either.
Afrocious
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(08-09-2017, 09:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by starchild excalibur

I think any humor that's to be mined from this comes from curiosity at seeing how one may look as another ethnicity and not at humor from "lol that ethnicity looks funny."

I...disagree on that.
Costanza-san
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(08-09-2017, 09:00 PM)
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I for one am glad that I can now do blackface whenever and wherever I want. We are truly advancing as a society, finding new ways to transcend race every day.
v1lla21
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(08-09-2017, 09:02 PM)
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I tried the Indian one and it didn't change a bit. Lol. That was pretty funny.
RoadHazard
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(08-09-2017, 09:02 PM)
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Very cool tech, just like the young/old stuff.

And no, it's not racist. Come the fuck on. I'm sure people can come up with racist ways to use it, but that's different.
catfish
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(08-09-2017, 09:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by mr2xxx

I wouldn't call the app racist, but people will use it in racists ways and the there will be a public backlash.

this seems like a well thought out and reasoned response.

Cut that shit out and grab a pitchfork.
Surface of Me
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(08-09-2017, 09:02 PM)
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Id say people like it more as a novelty thing more than anything. It's neat to see how you might look as a different race/ethnicity. The human mind adores novelty.
hoverboarder
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(08-09-2017, 09:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mark Andrew

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zoukka
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(08-09-2017, 09:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Afrocious

I...disagree on that.

So you read minds too?
Gutek
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(08-09-2017, 09:03 PM)


That shit is funny as fuck. Black Trump looks like hes disappointed in white Trump.
Izuna
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(08-09-2017, 09:03 PM)
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Omg I have to try this
Kill Your Masters
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(08-09-2017, 09:04 PM)
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Last edited by Kill Your Masters; 08-09-2017 at 09:06 PM.
Afrocious
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(08-09-2017, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by zoukka

So you read minds too?

I can only conjecture what makes folks laugh at seeing themselves and others as a different race outside of bigger point.

You're being an ass right now.
Einchy
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(08-09-2017, 09:04 PM)
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I did it to a picture of Obama and he kinda looks like a mix of Bush and Obama.

I turned myself white and it just made me look like a White Walker.

Originally Posted by Afrocious

I...disagree on that.

So when people were doing it for female/male, old or young, it was because they thought those also looked funny?
Costanza-san
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(08-09-2017, 09:05 PM)
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This feels like something the family from Get Out would use.
Ashhong
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(08-09-2017, 09:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Afrocious

I don't use FaceApp. I don't even know what it is, but apparently this is new and I think I'm kinda spent. A thread on FB popped up with people posting how the app took their pics and made them Black, Asian, and what have you.

Relevant article: https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/09/...iting-filters/



Take my pic and make me white because it's obviously funny if old.

I'm actually surprised at that Asian face. It succeeds without being comical with super small eyes or anything. Must be the double eyelid
daviyoung
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(08-09-2017, 09:05 PM)
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It's ridiculous and the tech is impressive.
Cat Party
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(08-09-2017, 09:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mark Andrew

This is literally the first thing I did with the app.
Einchy
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(08-09-2017, 09:07 PM)
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The female one for me just makes me look like my sister. This is devil magic and it should burn.
PBY
(08-09-2017, 09:07 PM)
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How is this not blackface?
Frozenprince
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(08-09-2017, 09:07 PM)
Izuna
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(08-09-2017, 09:08 PM)
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Works great for mixed people haha 😂

Asian looks like a girl, again

Whoa the black one looks exactly like my brother
Staf
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(08-09-2017, 09:08 PM)
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Never heard of this app before. I gotta try this!
Maintenance
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(08-09-2017, 09:08 PM)
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I don't know how you can not understand the humor, OP.

Knock, knock, knock.

Who's there?

Knock, knock, knock.
Izuna
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(08-09-2017, 09:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kill Your Masters

That's really impressive
BernardoOne
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(08-09-2017, 09:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pyramid head

The standard version did this to the 'young' version of my face anyway.

Yeah, my brother had the same issue lol
sphinx
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(08-09-2017, 09:10 PM)
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why won't people try historical figures with this thing?

you know Hitler, Stalin, Pope John Paul
Afrocious
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(08-09-2017, 09:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Maintenance

I don't know how you can not understand the humor, OP.

Knock, knock, knock.

Who's there?

Knock, knock, knock.

I'm lost. If it was making folks look jacked up like the Trump one, I'd get it.

Maybe I don't see the humor in wanting to see how I'd look like as a different race. I can see the curiosity, but that's a separate thing.
Einchy
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(08-09-2017, 09:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spork4000

Yeah, I'mma say it's pretty racist.

Lower left is him during the reshoots.
Phrozenflame500
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(08-09-2017, 09:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kill Your Masters

Oh wow

I've definitely got to try this
Izuna
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(08-09-2017, 09:12 PM)
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Someone do white RDJ and then black RDJ
Nowise10
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(08-09-2017, 09:12 PM)
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I don't think its meant to be humorous or funny, unless with cases like the Trump pic where it completely botches it up. Just cool and interesting tech.
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(08-09-2017, 09:13 PM)
Fuck is this?
Izuna
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(08-09-2017, 09:13 PM)
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It's really amazing how I look just like my half brother in one.

Except I think I need to go on a face diet
shaneo632
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(08-09-2017, 09:14 PM)
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I can appreciate the tech from a curiosity point of view. I don't think there's anything inherently racist about wondering what I might look like were I a different race.

But of course a lot of people will just use the app to be dicks or poke fun at other races, and let's be honest, most of those people will be whites.

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