This turned up on one of the other lists I subscribe to. In some ways it
strikes me as totally irrelevant to what most of us are involved with, at
least as far as our role as custodians of the history of recorded sound
entails. On the other hand, we live in the present which is always shifting
towards the future. As alien as this future strikes me (and possibly some
of you reading this piece about it), I can't say that I can deny the truth
of its existence.