“What much of this technology seems to have in common is that it removes the need to deal with humans directly. The tech doesn’t claim or acknowledge this as its primary goal, but it seems to often be the consequence. I’m sort of thinking maybe it is the primary goal.”
I wish more musicians would take the time to write posts like this one from David Byrne.
In it, Byrne offers some thoughts he’s had around the idea that we’re creating new technologies specifically to remove the need for human interaction — and wonders if our powers could be put to better use.