Ray Kurzweil has invented a few things in his time. In his teens, he built a computer that composed classical music, which won him an audience with President Lyndon B. Johnson.
All week long, Vulture is exploring how dystopias have been imagined in popular culture. Few authors have crafted more vividly realized future worlds than William Gibson.
Lennie Niehaus “The Octet #2 Vol. 3” 1955 West Coast Jazz FULL ALBUM https://youtu.be/BYNUG2vr3Cc
Bud Shank Plays Tenor 1960 West Coast Jazz LP FULL ALBUM https://youtu.be/5tzXHm-Fn4I
Nation states are looking increasingly outdated and even dangerous. Some of them are outright belligerent, and threatening catastrophic war. While some nation states are exhibiting neo-imperial tendencies, most are waning in power and influence.
Over the last year or so, I’ve done a lot of things in virtual reality. I’ve climbed mountains, shaped cities by hand, and slung spaceships around in zero-G dogfights. But until last week, there was still one thing I hadn’t really done: talk to someone.
Nils Landgren Unit with Maceo Parker – JazzBaltica 1994 https://youtu.be/xVgeVtzZPCU