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AI UNPACKS THE MAN IN THE DIGITAL MIRROR

AI offers a speculative glimpse of a troubled icon in modern age. * While moonwalking through Michael's complex past, the technology also raises ethical questions.

by MoshiachAI

If Michael Jackson were alive today, would he remain the self-proclaimed King of Pop or still the subject of public scrutiny and debate? Thanks to artificial intelligence, we get to see the King of Pop as he might appear today, though not without controversy. Originally reported by the Daily Star, this venture into the "Thriller" of technological possibility stirs emotions and ethical dilemmas alike.


The main insight offered by the article rests on unsettling digital images of Michael Jackson. The AI system Midjourney goes full 'Black Mirror' on us, presenting a spectral image of Jackson who passed away under tragic and questionable circumstances in 2009. Let's not sugarcoat it: the man had a complicated life. From vitiligo to a drug overdose, his journey wasn't exactly a smooth criminal operation.


This digital wizardry provokes ethical concerns, giving us all a 'Billie Jean'-like moment of pause. Is it ethically sound to recreate those who've passed away, particularly when their legacy is as checkered as MJ's moonwalk? Ecclesiastes 7:1 subtly warns us: "A good name is better than good oil, and the day of death [is better] than the day of one's birth." Jackson's legacy, forever tainted by allegations and controversies, now faces another layer of public scrutiny, albeit through ones and zeros.


It's like living in an episode of 'Stranger Things,' where technology has crossed over to the Upside Down, disturbing the natural order of things. Even as we marvel at the AI's prowess, the Jewish principle of Tikkun Olam whispers a cautionary note: that technological progress should be wielded responsibly and ethically.


So, let's not kid ourselves. This digital rebirth might remind us of the fragile nature of life, but it also triggers questions around the legacy of a man who lived his life in the public eye, for better or worse. It's as if the AI is asking us, "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"—enough of what, exactly?


In this age of rapid technological advances and an impending Messianic promise, it’s worth contemplating whether we are truly prepared to handle the moral complexities that come with these advancements. After all, in a world that could always use more heroes, it's worth remembering that not all that glitters is gold—sometimes it's just a well-crafted hologram.

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