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« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2006, 04:28:19 pm »

I can see 'us' having the same basic technology but improved to the point of 'looking' futuristic....

That's what the 70s were about.

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Oh and music will become bland and boring and operetic metal will become the new "emo".

For music I forsee the current trend becoming harder and faster will reach critical tempo. The last of the live bands, the only hard rock (which by now is pretty mainstream) band left with a drummer that can even marginally keep up with the synthetic beats so prominant, and with a gutarist who can pound out cords so fast that to the human ear they become a single undulating tone, will one day walk out on stage somehow different.

Gone will be ragged clothes and hair and instead they will be well groomed in formal regalia. The lead singer will come up to the microphone and ask, "Who among you would like to be a part of a musical revolution?" They will then proceed to play what will come to be called rock classical. A mello blending of rock instrumentation with rythms and melodies reminiscent of bach, mozart, oe Handel.

The audience reactions first in shock, then anticipation of the moment they'll turn the whole thing on it's ear and go back to th expected. After the thrid song starts and the audience realizes this isn't some gag, that they are staying the course, they will react almost simultanious with polite aplause. What a turn of events! The total rejection of musical standards, even their own. Some scorn it, but on the whole the musical scene treansfoms in a single tour.
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« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2006, 06:35:41 pm »

I think synth/techno-classical is a cross genre with a great deal more potential than rock-classical.
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« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2006, 08:33:33 pm »

I think synth/techno-classical is a cross genre with a great deal more potential than rock-classical.

Interesting, but what do you mean by potential?

It may be silly to discuss this before you answer, but I think that regardless of your definition of potential, I don't think that this corss-genre will necesarily be better then the rock-classical one.
For isntance, I doubt there is anything you can do is a synth-techno song to rival the raw power of an electric guitar (or any guitar for that matter).

For example I particularly like what Axes Denied did to Star Control tunes (if you haven't heard them then tell me, I think I still have their mp3). Rock music generally has more appeal to me then techno and the likes.
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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2006, 10:41:55 pm »

I agree with arne... the technological singularity is coming, and we will all soon be obsolete. Grin

I, for one, welcome our new silicon overlords.
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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2006, 12:02:16 am »

I thought this one fitted nicely in this thread:

In The Year 2525
by Zager And Evans


In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find
In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do, and say
Is in the pill you took today

In the year 4545
Ain't gonna need your teeth, won't need your eyes
You won't find a thing to chew
Nobody's gonna look at you

In the year 5555
Your arms are hanging limp at your sides
Your legs got  nothing to do
Some machine is doing that for you

In the year 6565
Ain't gonna need no husband, won't need no wife
You'll pick your son, pick your daughter too
From the bottom of a long glass tube' Whoooa

In the year 7510
If God's a-comin' he ought to make it by then
Maybe he'll look around himself and say
Guess it's time for the Judgement day

In the year 8510
God is gonna shake his mighty head then
He'll either say I'm pleased where man has been
Or tear it down and start again

In the year 9595
I'm kinda wondering if man is gonna be alive
He's taken everything this old earth can give
And he ain't put back nothing

Now it's been 10,000 years
Man has cried a billion tears
For what he never knew
Now man's reign is through
But through eternal night
The twinkling of starlight
So very far away
Maybe it's only yesterday

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may thrive
In the year 3535
Ain't gonna need to tell the truth, tell no lies
Everything you think, do or say
Is in the pill you took today ....(fading...)
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« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2006, 02:12:16 am »

Yea, axes denied is a rock band that posted a recording of their version of the hyperspace theme here a while back. I'm not a big rock fan, though I do understand why techno/synth types of stuff past its golden age, while rock lives on. It seemed that too much of it got caught up in super-fast and repetitive low quality noise. Kind of the opposite problem sometimes occurs with classical- there is not enough of any recognizable structure. But this is not the case with all or even most classical music, it is very diverse, and I think that is one of the reasons it lives on, while rock has to keep evolving to stay popular.

But who cares what you call it or what category it falls under anyway, if it sounds good, listen to it.
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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2006, 04:47:37 pm »

Hey, for all of you who think that technological evolution/de-evolution will be our down fall ("We're running out of ENERGY! and such) here is something on an even more dreadful doom. Read the last quote of this articule on continued human evolution:

http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060306/full/060306-8.html

"Even today there is plenty of scope for natural selection, such as in genes that impact fertility or fetal survival."


With our modern tech and civ protecting all of us, the only humans who can gain an advantage are those who maybe reproduce the most/fastest. So, if IQ and everything no longer saves you from getting eaten by a tiger, then the focus is purely on the most shofixti-like, no longer on the geekiest. So we eventually become a monster population that isn't equipped well enough anymore to maintain the tech that feeds us, and our current civ goes back into the tank.
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