While mastering the music I was doing some research on average loudness, in order to determine what I should be shooting for with the final tracks. I stumbled upon something called “the loudness war.” Basically the battle between audio aesthetics, and the benefits of compression and limiting. Just because we have the technology to make music louder doesn’t mean we need to blow the windows out of the house.
Mortality, the background noise of our personal, inevitable doom, always tugging at our subconscious, reminding us that we can’t live forever. Or can we? Ray Kurzweil thinks we humans may actually have a shot at such a future. He calls it The Singularity. It is thought that there will come a day, in about 40 years, when artificial intelligence will exceed human intelligence, and when that happens, the rules of the game change forever.
It’s great that science is observing more modern examples of natural selection. Cool stuff. Fast-Track Evolution Gave Rise to Deer Mouse’s Pale Coat | 80beats | Discover Magazine.