You know the old joke about how kids think their grandparents lived in an actual black and white world, because the only proof they have is ancient photos? Well what happens when the only photographic evidence of our lives is faux-filtered?

The Atlantic Wire's Richard Lawson is joking, yeah, but the guy makes a point! We look back at past generations as vague, pale, ghostlike—they seem even more distant than they really are from the pictures they've left us with. But what about us, snapping hundreds of oversaturating, hyper-vintage, deliberately-distorted records of our lives? How's that going to rub off on posterity? Daddy, why was everything sepia when you were 25? And I'll reply, RoboDaughter, I'm impressed you know the word sepia already. [Twitter]