derFunkenstein wrote:Kind of depressing how limited we are as humans.
derFunkenstein wrote:Kind of depressing how limited we are as humans. Cool video series, nonetheless.
Henry Ford wrote:I invented nothing new. I simply assembled the discoveries of other men behind whom were centuries of work. Had I worked fifty or ten or even five years before, I would have failed. So it is with every new thing. Progress happens when all the factors that make for it are ready and then it is inevitable. To teach that a comparatively few men are responsible for the greatest forward steps of mankind is the worst sort of nonsense.
derFunkenstein wrote:Maybe this is the cause of my own self-imposed writer's block. Very rarely do I ever write down a musical phrase and a chord progression, because I play it and sing it and think to myself "boy that sounds an awful lot like X".
derFunkenstein wrote:What I mean is, we can never truly create something original again. Our minds are stuck in a mode that sees only a small fraction of all possibilities. We might *think* we have all of the base components covered, but we can't, right? There has to be more than this. The phrase "there is nothing new under the sun" might have been the last time there was an utterance of a completely original thought. I'm pretty sure I'm not saying anything that someone didn't already say.
derFunkenstein wrote:You're kind of excitable today, gleek. BTW, your number implies that everything will sound totally unique but that's not true, necessarily.
derFunkenstein wrote:By core components I really meant music/movies/literature. No new and interesting themes. No compelling, original archetypes (which is an oxymoron if I've ever written one). A complete lack of new tonalities, rhythms, etc. Now we're just playing with Lego.
thegleek wrote:derFunkenstein wrote:You're kind of excitable today, gleek. BTW, your number implies that everything will sound totally unique but that's not true, necessarily.
None of that was "my" numbers. I gave reference to where I pulled it from, so don't blame me for any discrepancies.
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