Zoom should treat baldness electronically?

The highest-paying American employers celebrate diversity… so long as all of the diverse individuals are between 20 and 40 years of age. If interviews and work are virtual, though, could an older person slip in via the magic of image processing software?

In Achieve college student skin color diversity via image processing? I looked at whether Zoom could help colleges achieve the rainbow of skin tones that they seek. For interviews and long-term work, why not image processing to make an older person look reasonably young? Younger men are typically slimmer and have more hair than older men. Why not use image processing to bring the hairline back down towards the eyes and to slenderize the face, neck, and torso? For the righteous Silicon Valley employers, add skin tone to whatever the employers are seeking at the moment.

Readers: Is there any reason to show up to a job interview as a fat bald 60-year-old? Why not show up as a slim 35-year-old with luxuriant hair, like Brendan Fraser as the Colombian drug lord in Bedazzled:

6 thoughts on “Zoom should treat baldness electronically?

  1. I think we should do everything this way. We certainly will in the not-too-distant future. The most important Iron Rule of Technology that I’ve learned is: “You always ask for forgiveness, not permission.” If enough people do it, and it’s popular enough, sociologists will write treatises about it and psychologists will normalize it. So modify away!

  2. It’ll be hilarious: all these distance-working, distance-learning endeavors will eventually have a once-a-year meetup or a reunion and nobody will know what anyone really looks like. It’s going to be a hoot!

  3. If history is any guide, the porn industry will be the first to use digital deepfakery to enhance hairlines and …other attributes.

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