How has new technology influenced your music?
Answered by Jaron Lanier
  • Jaron Lanier

    Jaron Lanier

  1. Jaron Lanier Computer Scientist, Composer, Visual Artist, Author


    It depends on what you mean by technology. To me a piano is a higher-tech piece of technology than any computer that's been built yet because all of our computers still seem like we're groping for the basics of how to design them well. And the piano, by about the turn of the 20th century, was getting to where people kind of understood what to do with it. And I still think we're some decades away from having a good intuition about how to build a computer. I think we'll get there but we're not there yet.

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