Saturday, July 08, 2023

Reality Reminder

 I was flipping through the new issue of The Atlantic today when I came across this nugget from Ray Kurzweil: "The means of creativity have now been democratized. For example, anyone with an inexpensive high-definition video camera and a personal computer can create a high-quality, full-length motion picture." Yep. Just as the invention of the pencil made it possible for anyone to write a high-quality, full-length novel. And just as that saw in my garage makes it possible for me to build a high-quality, full-length chest of drawers.

- From "The Means of Creativity" (October 14, 2007) in Utopia Is Creepy and Other Provocations by Nicholas Carr

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