oh absolutely. i analogize to specialfx. a new special effect comes out. Everybody goes “ooh, ahh, wow, amazing”. But how long is it before you can “see” what makes that special effect different from reality? Not long. De-aging effects for example have a ghostly slightly out-of-sync character to them. Not everybody can see it. Or a slight “shininess” to CGI in general which is hard to remove. If you grow up where that shininess is normal, you might not notice it. But if grow up able to see the distinction between matte and glossy easily you’ll know it’s there. Of course one can learn. Boomers can learn to discern specialfx from actual, and truth from lies, sarcasm and irony from earnest and honesty. But it’s easier if you grew up saying “FAKE AF” on Youtube videos at 8 years old to spot special fx than it is when you’re accustomed to suspending disbelief.

oh absolutely. i analogize to specialfx. a new special effect comes out. Everybody goes “ooh, ahh, wow, amazing”. But how long is it before you can “see” what makes that special effect different from reality? Not long.

De-aging effects for example have a ghostly slightly out-of-sync character to them. Not everybody can see it.

Or a slight “shininess” to CGI in general which is hard to remove. If you grow up where that shininess is normal, you might not notice it. But if grow up able to see the distinction between matte and glossy easily you’ll know it’s there.

Of course one can learn. Boomers can learn to discern specialfx from actual, and truth from lies, sarcasm and irony from earnest and honesty.

But it’s easier if you grew up saying “FAKE AF” on Youtube videos at 8 years old to spot special fx than it is when you’re accustomed to suspending disbelief.

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