The Future Is A Remix Of The Past

The future is a remix of the past. You may ask “what the hell does that mean?” First, let’s take a step backwards and take a more holistic approach. Let’s begin by defining the terms past and future. The past is defined as a period of time before the moment of speaking or writing; whereas, on the other hand, the future is defined as a period of time following the moment of speaking or writing. One might say that the past is “known” because it has already occurred but the future is “unknown” because it hasn’t happened yet. I would like to say that I strongly disagree, I believe the future is “known” because it is simply a remix of the past. Nowadays, it is nearly impossible to create digital content that is “new”. Billions of people have inhabited our planet and have created digital content before we were ever born. With so many people inhabiting such a vast planet, how can we every truly be the first person to create something “new”, in other words make something that hasn’t been made before? Simply put, we can’t. It would be absolutely preposterous in this day and age to assume that we are the first person to create a new invention. I’m sorry to burst your bubble but someone has done it before you (they just may not have broadcasted it to the rest of the world). As a result, we live in a digital age where term “new” refers to a remixing of the past. In other words, in today’s age, when we want to create something that is “new”, we take an already existing medium, and modify it to give it a “new” life. We have lived on Earth long enough to know that life itself follows a rhythm. With such a vast past, we should be able to modify the current time period, enabling us to remix the future.

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