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16 December 2006

Your lying eyes

So the public discussion of advanced deception technologies proceeds apace, led of course by those on the cutting edge of technology and its sidewise applications.

While we love the discussions of the next generation of wunderkind techno-toys that continually float to the surface in our field, we must say that for all the speculation regarding the impact of holograms, lasers, lights, and magic bubbles the simplest of tools such as SMS, photoshop, and blogs continually bedevil practicing information operations professionals and the creaking 1950’s structures of national PSYOP organizations. The latest gadgets, whether they be iPods or streaming social networked self-aware recommendation based reputation ranked Web 2.0 viral whatevers, are just another set of shelfware unless you have the right people, with the right minds, engaged in the activity.