Myles Hie wrote:With digital audio still exploding and becoming faster and cheaper as well as it integrating with toys and video games is amazing. Music, and the way its performed and composed in 10 or 20 years could be insane.
It could, but what will really happen? Will the next generation freely express themselves digitally with music and video and images? Or will digital free expression be criminalized so that corporations can continue to maintain a monopoly over creativity? The next generation will have to live with the choices that we make today.
Here's a 20 minute video about the two possible alternate futures that are in store for our children, it's Larry Lessig's TED presentation from March 2007 about criminalizing youth. His presentation is about the legal restrictions that prevent kids from making the transition from Guitar Hero to Ableton Live. For Guitar Hero and Rock Band to really open doors for young people, we can't tell kids that they're committing a crime by taking it to the next level.