Posted Yesterday, 09:52 PM
I think there is good reason to be concerned by both really.
People often talk about one being rules by robots, but what seems to have happened is that much of life already is. Anyone that deals with any call center is probably talking to a human who is being micro-managed by a computer telling the person verbatim what to say and how to deal with an issue. I returned an item to Amazon today and my item was approved for refund by a computer, probably the same one I ordered from.
Why does all this matter? If you take performing arts something we're both interested in, then in the 50's and 60's the only performaers you heard on record, radio or TV were people that were there because they were the cream that had risen to the top. The media struggled to represent the raw talent. Crackly mono records, black and white TV etc. The technology moved on and you could eventually hear and see accurate representation of the talent until it moved to a point where production enhanced and helped talent. Talent is no longer required, what is sought is image and marketability because the studio manufacturers what use to be done by talent. In the 50's and 60's you needed talent and the only way to progress that talent was to rehearse and practise and be coached. Now digital replaces all that talent and the real talent is with the engineers.
What we are observing is the emasculation of later generations with respect for both essentail values that have lasted for generations and the despensing of the need for self-development. Even the ancient Greeks (Aristotle et al) felt it important to teach rhetoric so that accepted wisdom is always tested.