The Potential of the Internet

“I don’t think we’ve even seen the tip of the iceberg. I think the potential of what the internet is going to do to society, both good and bad, is unimaginable. I think we’re actually on the cusp of something exhilarating and terrifying… I’m talking about the actual context and the state of content is going to be so different to anything that we can really envisage at the moment. Where the interplay between the user and the provider will be so in simpatico, it’s going to crush our ideas of what mediums are all about… The idea that the piece of work is not finished until the audience come to it and add their own interpretation and what the piece of art is about is the grey space in the middle. That grey space in the middle is what the 21st century is going to be about.”
David Bowie

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    does not give the original source. It is from a BBC interview:

    That man was a visionary. Incredible!

  2. I miss his visionary contributions to our world. I think it’s important to listen to the entire interview this is quoted from, as it could easily be misinterpreted with the section quoted. He is really talking about art. Not simply amazon or any sort of money focused transactions. He was a passionate producer and supporter of art and the arts along with technology. I miss his prophetic sounds, design, clothing, these elements as a silver mercury messenger drop that would happily glide us forward in time and space.

  3. On a basic level, Tiktok Ratatouille and the sheer madness of last Wednesday are recent proof.

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