This One's For The Internet Cultural Historians Of The Future

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  1. Toast

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    A little time capsule . . .

    Consider the following two songs: Iron Man & Sugar Sugar. Once you've thought about the value of each song (however you value them), give a year in the future when you think each song will become all but forgotten (assuming humanity survives into the future).
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    Example (not my opinion):

    I think Iron Man will become forgotten on the year 2088.
    I think Sugar Sugar will become forgotten on the year 2089.




    Feel free to provide reasons for your answer.
     
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  2. schmee

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    Sugar Sugar will never be forgotten. Unless the female of the species dis appears!
    What is Iron Man? :lol:
     
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    Iron Man will be remembered fondly as a theme song to a beloved movie franchise, back when Marvel movies were good.

    Sugar, Sugar will be remembered as the darkly ironic theme song to 3rd or 4th gritty reboot of the Archie comics series.

     
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    Epic cover, @bgmacaw
    thx for sharing.
     
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    I've never been a big Germs fan, to be honest, but I like some of the music from the bands that sprouted up along with them. Edit: I don't mean to be negative though. The Germs were definitely influential.
     
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    Alright, I guess I'll answer my own question. I think technology is going to speed up musical innovation to an insane degree as time goes on. In fact, I envision a day when people might not really listen to other people's music because they'll simply make their own using an AI program. I can see future AIs suggesting musical styles (musical samples)/lyrics (safe/edgy/etc.) to a user and a user accepting or refining the music generated by the AI based on their choices and previous musical likes and dislikes.

    So, I'm going with
    Iron Man 2060
    Sugar Sugar 2110 (it will breathe its last breath as a song that robots listen to, a form of robot muzak, and eventually will go from being a 1 to a 0)
     
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    Hard to say. We still know Bach, and "I've Got Rhythm" is still a common standard.
     
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    That's true. Some music might be timeless and always be relevant. I don't know. At some far point in the future I imagine even timeless music will be buried by the sheer amount of music that will build up over time. In other words, there will just be so much music that exists in the far future that even Bach might become a catalogue number, as relevant to the people in the future as early Christian unison chant is to people today.
     
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    I feel that both of these songs will be remembered as long as digital music and some desire for novelty provides a marketplace for this kind of trivia. I believe that a huge, global cataclysm of some type will eliminate indulgence in useless things. when the time comes that all survivors are living in fear and hunger, no one will care about the archies or black sabbath.

    what year? I couldn't say. I thought it would have happened by now.
     
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    I think the apocalypse will come long before either song is forgotten and by that point, the search for batteries for your last surviving portable lantern will be by far more important.

    Yeah, okay, I can only hope, but it is what we deserve.:cry:
     
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    The trouble is, this thread doesn't contain the music, just links to the songs. Our Insect Overlords are going to shut down Google and YouTube first!
     
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    Unfortunately, we rolled over the insects awhile ago. They might make a comeback, though, and they're going to be PO'd.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/27/magazine/insect-apocalypse.html
     
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    Maybe like the marketplace that exists for this song today.

     
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    Just sayin':

     
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    The industry will be sampling or re releasing versions of these songs every few decades so they will not be forgotten. Similar to what they do with movies.

    Selling you the same product for eternity is what they thrive in.
     
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    Unless selling products becomes unnecessary.
     
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    Ironman will be replaced by sustainable Woodman and Sugar Sugar, well we can't have that either. Maybe stevia stevia?
     
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    Someday they'll make a movie where Black Sabbath and The Archies never existed, but some struggling performer almost gets hit by a bus and remembers all their songs.
     
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    I have a similar theory that AI will replace what we currently listen to.
    It will generate stimulus based on brain activity and constantly adjust to produce the “optimal” mind state.
    What year will this happen?
    I have no idea...I’ll guess by 2035.
     
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