Tuesday, July 12, 2016
It was purely by chance that Walter opened up the spam folder on his email to find the message titled “FREE App! Download NOW!!!” He still wasn’t sure why he clicked on it, but the premise made him chuckle. It was one of those photo faceswapping apps, but this one was promising that it would make those chances in real life. It seemed absurd, but Walter thought the marketing was clever enough. After agreeing to a very long Terms of Service page, Walter began exploring the app. There was just a simple camera interface with the text “Take a Picture of the Person You Wish to Swap with.” It didn’t seem to have the ability to import photos from the internet, so Walter went down to the park right by his house. There was a group of guys that always worked out there. He told himself that he certainly wouldn’t mind having a younger body, and the men weren’t exactly taking good care of themselves by smoking and drinking (which was banned in the park, but they did it anyway). Walter sat on a bench not far away and aimed his phone. He thought he had a good shot, and so he took a picture. The next thing he knew, he felt strange. He looked down at the photo; nothing about it had changed. However, while looking at his phone, he couldn’t ignore the two breasts hanging from his chest encased in a sports bra. The thing had actually worked! But for some odd reason, it had swapped him with a woman instead of the guy he aimed for. He tried to take another photo, but the Terms of Service came up again with two sections highlighted. The first stated that the app was good for one swap only. The second stated to be sure your subject was isolated and alone in the photo; not responsible for unintentional swaps! Walter was confused; he swore the photo was just of the guy. He looked back at the photo. It took a while to find her. She was in the background jogging, really just a blur of color. But the colors were equally matched to what Walter now wore when he loked down. He couldn’t believe the app would register that person. He couldn’t believe it actually worked and he swapped bodies with her! And he, of course, couldn’t believe he was a woman now from the neck down!