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Tweet of the Week: No Thanks, FaceApp | Our Daily Planet

You’ve probably noticed your friends and celebrities posting pictures on social media as the “old” version of themselves using the FaceApp, an app that can make realistic transformations of faces using uploaded pictures. However, some teens and young adults were quick to make the point that by the time they’re old it won’t matter what they look like if the planet isn’t habitable. Opinion contributor, Maura Quint would rather see an app that shows what our faces will look like when unabated climate change makes an undeniable impact on our planet.

Why This Matters: In the past year we’ve seen a youth climate movement take hold that makes the very point that the generations who are responsible for not taking bold action on climate action are also the same ones who won’t be around to witness the worst ramifications of a warming planet. Climate change has even caused Millennials to consider not having children because they’re unsure of the planet that their offspring will inherit. Young activists like Greta Thunberg have said that lawmakers have stolen the future of younger generations, and looking at it from that lense perhaps makes a FaceApp-enhanced selfie a little less amusing, data theft aside.

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