Deepfakes kind of came out of nowhere in recent years. What's crazy about it is how, in many cases, they're better than the current standard for top budget CGI. A good actor can channel the body language of another person. The costume department can cover some practical effects. Deep fakes can put on the final touches. Deepfakes are already being used to fix "bad" CGI in various clips. The Scorpion King and Tron: Legacy are examples where deepfakes fixed, or improved CGI. The clip above is pure CGI which is touched up with more CGI, and then tweaked with Deepfake technology. (skip tp 9:15) The scene below is pure CGI that is based on the motion capture of a real person. They're not yet perfect, but the technology is brand new and already shows more potential than stand alone CGI. I'm really interested in how much this technology will improve, and how it will be utilized in movies. Imagine 10 years from now. De-aging an actor for a time travel movie will be so realistic I don't think we'll see a flaw in it. Here's an example of THE HOFF: Here's the kicker... All of these examples are just off the cuff videos pulled from the internet, improved with off the cuff clips mostly pulled from the internet. These clips are comprised of old clips of varying quality. And none of them were recorded during the deepfakes era. This means that now a young actor can have their face and their expressions recorded in dozens of different lighting situations in ultra high definition with the purpose of using it for a deep fake at a later time. Meanwhile, the clips accessible online will continue to grow in quality as the supporting technology allows it to. Soon movies will be deliberately filmed with deepfakes as a tool. All this is to say that the bucket from which deepfakes pull their material is about to grow exponentially and the quality of deepfakes will grow just as much. Tl;dr: Deepfakes are going to get really fucking good really fucking fast.