Siri is a digital assistant. Evernote is a second brain. DJs are pre-recording their “live” sets. Machines are getting smarter while humans are getting lazier.
The paradox is that while humans are programming computers to learn how to see, humans are also doing whatever they can to cheat the experience to avoid the pressures of improvisation.
“We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.” – Marshall McLuhan
Machines can't daydream like humans. They don't have emotion, learning vicariously through rote pre-programmed data. In other words, machines are becoming predictable like humans today and less visceral such as played in jazz, or drum n bass music.
“If you can't believe in the music you're playing, and do you really believe in what you're playing? That's something I have to question.” – Goldie
Give the drummer some. Happy birthday, Goldie!