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French presidential election update (a) Recent poll - 2nd place 3-way tie at 16% for 'far-right' Marine Le Pen and Jewish Éric Zemmour, and also mainstream right Valérie Pécresse, with Macron still leading at over 20%.
(b) Macron self-sabotage - a few days ago, Président Emmanuel Macron used vulgar street-gutter language to denounce unvaccinated people; this greatly offended much of France as 'unworthy of the presidential office'.
It is said Macron is weary, especially given the renewed talk of his possibly being gay, with the still-stirring story of his wife Brigitte being allegedly trans. Some think Macron has been instructed to begin to bow out / lose.
(c) 'Surprise magic' for Jewish candidate Éric Zemmour. Despite sharing 2nd place in polls, Zemmour was in trouble to qualify for the 1st round ballot in April, which requires 500 public signatures of elected officials in France, who are mostly local mayors and such. Zemmour only had around 330. But now, the large mainstream Les Républicains right wing party, with candidate Valérie Pécresse, has authorised its still-unaffiliated local officials to sign on for Zemmour, to ensure Zemmour will be on the ballot. The gamble here is that Zemmour and Le Pen will split the 'far right', ensuring Pécresse will be one of the two candidates in the 2nd round run-off in April.
(d) Zemmour is said to be poised to become 'protector' of the vaccination sceptical. Zemmour has been 'pro-vaccination', but now after Macron's crude remarks, Zemmour is said to be ready to strongly endorse the 'rights of French people' to make their own decisions about vaccinations and boosters. It is now possible that the French election run-off in May will have right-wing Pécresse facing-off far-right Zemmour, with Macron out in the first round, Pécresse still the likely victor.
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The level of "reality modified" is set to go through the roof. We will look back on past and current quaint levels of fakery with a wistful nostalgia. This is now even old news... With machine learning techniques like Generative Adversarial Networks, we'll have the ability to manufacture plausible photographs and videos of just about anyone doing or saying just about anything.
Deep Fake techniques are now so effective that we need AI to distinguish between reality and simulacrum. And in the future, endless sand dunes of neuromorphic silicon, realities crafted at quantum atomic scales, a dark great sea of dreams. Fake realities. You see where we are headed... Your reality is soon to be eaten by innumerable unrealities. --- You think I'm a replicant, don't you? Look. It's me with my mother.