Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Is Tiger's Crash as a "News" Videogame Good or Bad?

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It’s not pretty, but it is hard to avert my eyes from the bizarre video report from a Taiwanese television news station that uses computer-generated images–some purely hypothetical–to re-enact the car crash of golfing legend Tiger Woods.

Like some Sims game gone awry, it even shows his wife, Elin Nordegren, chasing Woods’ car with a golf club.

The video was the talk of Twitter last week, but I am not sure whether such faux representations of how news might or might have happened is a good or bad thing.

Or is it just entertainment?

One thing for sure: You cannot look away from it.

Here’s the video:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik