Re: Question from Wired magazine

Brian Atkins (
Fri, 25 Jun 1999 03:51:05 -0400

I think it would be keen to look into the future of entertainment.

I mean, you've got all these people getting rich off the net, and it is only going to be getting better in the future. So what are these people going to be doing with their time now that they are liberated from their day-to-day jobs?

What kinds of new arts and hobbies might spring up to fill that need to be doing something? Will more and more people use the newly available huge amounts of cheap computing power and storage to make their own movies? Is the technology available to allow one or two people to get together and make a full length high-quality film within a reasonable amount of time? Are they going to broadcast their efforts over the constantly-getting-faster net? Sports- there will be many many new sports created as technology enables people to do wilder things. I'm sure you can come up with many ideas, I've gotta sleep.

Oh and don't forget about travel. You've got to have at least a blurb about space tourism.

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