Unprepared, as always


This post is by Seth Godin from Seth's Blog


Technological leaps always take us by surprise.

What happens when every visual image ever created can be remixed and expanded?

Van Gogh, Superman, or Moses. These link to an open search engine, so your mileage may vary.

New software allows anyone to create images simply by typing in a dozen or so words. And software can already write blog posts or ad copy, and will soon do photorealistic animation.

If you’re a creator, you either have a style or you don’t. If you don’t, you’re simply a gig worker. And if you have a style, there’s a computer program that’s going to not only encourage people to copy your style, but expand it. (Here’s a free beta).

For some, this is going to lead to enormous opportunities in speed, creativity and possibility. For others, it’s a significant threat.