David Bowie Spoke Fluent Human And Machine

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When I’m asked to explain the basic foundations of speaking machine, I turn to David Bowie as my go-to example. I posit that if he were born a decade or so later, one of the big tech companies would have been run by Bowie.

“The only few Black artists one does see [on MTV] are on about 2:30 in the morning until 6:00.”

“No, no, it’s an alien life form.”

How do we know it’s an alien life form?

How is that at all possible?

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John Maeda: Technologist and product experience leader that bridges business, engineering, design via working inclusively. Happily working at Everbridge☁️ :+).

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