Alright, so I’m reading about innovations in technology and entertainment, and I came across this article about Selfie Tickets. It’s basically just a ticket on your phone with your picture (your selfie) associated, meant to speed up the check-in process by eliminating barcode scanning. It’s a little gimmicky, but I can see its practicality (especially beyond music-related events).
Anyway, it got me into thinking about where we’re going with music and technology in the future. If you haven’t read my first post on music and tech, “The Connection Between Hip Hop, Technology, & Kung Fu” feel free to peruse it, but in it I make the contention that Hip Hop as a culture and an art form is inextricably connected to technology and the pursuit of liberation via knowledge. To me, technology (when decentralized) is the great equalizer and the great liberator of our time.