As per the law of unintended consequences, could it be that deepfakes will eventually have the opposite effect to what people currently seem to fear most. For example, once it is clear that anyone can be deepfaked to unlimited degrees of precision, wouldn't we have a situation where in regards to
- pornography, revenge-porn: no one (including the person being viewed) will actually care anymore. E.g. if a movie star's account gets hacked and nude pictures are released to the public, it becomes a non-story because everone simply assumes it's one of thousands of other deepfakes that already exist.
- fake-news, government propaganda: the general public will demand multiple sources, witnesses before believing the next crazy story. That, I assume, is a good thing as well.