One of my frustrations about the internet and media is that everything that is generated and consumed is a fixed snapshot of a moment. Heraclitus says that if you step in the river a second time, it will be different from the first time, since all nature is moving and changing from moment to moment. What is served up on the internet such as a song, a video, an image or news article is a fixed unchanging thing, which makes the internet seem dead and stagnant, drowning under useless unchanging dead content. How exciting if the user could serve up content that was changing from one moment to the next, a song that changed, a video, or news report.
I can visit my garden at different times, what will be served up to me will be different each time. Moment to moment plants, animals and climate are appearing, changing and vanishing. Everything in the garden is fresh, new and never the same. This garden is manifesting a narrative that is exciting, surprising and creative. How I wish this organic state of my garden might be replicated on the internet and in the media.
With the advent of artificial intelligence it should be possible that the AI can match the need of the user with unique, fresh and useful content there and then, which at this moment only happens in a limited way with regards to weather and financial markets.
I think the days of search engines such as Google are numbered, which is in essence a search engine of fixed static content like videos. An AI could generate animation, images, songs that are unique, spontaneous and in real-time, changing from moment to moment, and therefore cannot be indexed for a search.
When it comes to art, I prefer something that has motion such as an engine powered by the wind rather than a fixed static picture hanging on the wall. My philosophy of what I would like in art and the internet reflects the philosophy of Heraclitus, that all things are in motion and changing at each moment.