Today I realized that the pop music of The Future is actually pretty much exactly what we imagined it would be: nakedly electronic(a), with heavy beats, buzzing square waves, and vocal performances so thoroughly processed, autotuned and (deliberately) flanged that they sound more robotic than human - that is, how we thought robots would sound in 1983. The only way I can see for it to be more
gratuitously "computer-y" would be if all the song and album titles were printed in MICR-13B, OCR-A, or 7-segment LED.
We were right. God help us, we were right.This entry was originally posted at http://cmdr-zoom.dreamwidth.org/427017.html.