Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday December 08, 2015

Is the Future of Music a Chip in Your Brain?

I don't want to be a naysayer, but the world has been talking about using implanted microchips for decades and it still hasn't happened. At this rate, we'll see hover boards and flying cars first. wink

THE YEAR IS 2040, and as you wait for a drone to deliver your pizza, you decide to throw on some tunes. Once a commodity bought and sold in stores, music is now an omnipresent utility invoked via spoken- word commands. In response to a simple "play," an algorithmic DJ opens a blended set of songs, incorporating information about your location, your recent activities and your historical preferencesآ—complemented by biofeedback from your implanted SmartChip. A calming set of lo-fi indie hits streams forth, while the algorithm adjusts the beats per minute and acoustic profile to the rain outside and the fact that you haven’t eaten for six hours.