The Impact Of Music On Creativity In The Age Of AI
Society has been accustomed to a slow impact from a gradually increasing rate of innovation change. For instance, this is how long it generally took the concepts of these impacts to make their way around the world:
- A few thousand years for farming.
- A few centuries for metalwork.
- A century for the Industrial Revolution.
- A few decades for personal computers.
In modern society, the rate of innovation is significantly accelerating, especially in biotech, advanced chip design, nanotech and regenerative robotics. Yet, the rate of innovation that’s outpacing all others is happening within the field of computer technology. A public example of that was when Google announced a few years ago it had successfully tested the quantum computer it had been creating. Google said their machine was able to finish a computational task in just 200 seconds — and that the world’s most powerful supercomputers would need 10,000 years to accomplish the same task.
Then specifically, the branch within computer technology that has the highest rate of change is AI. A public example of that was when an AI engineer, working on LaMDA, Google’s AI chatbot generator, publicly announced recently that he thought LaMDA became sentient. Furthermore, this rate of change is also paired with the highest rate of societal adoption of AI innovation. A public example of that is ChatGPT, an app developed by Open AI, which reached 100 million users in just two months.
Since AI will have the unique combination of having the highest innovation rate as well as the highest adoption rate, it will replace human labor in:
- Core government systems such as; military, police, education and judicial.
- Dozens of individual-oriented white-collar fields such as; journalism, legal, finance, medicine, coding, tech, administrative and all STEM fields.
- Dozens of team-oriented blue-collar fields which will use thousands of different types of robotic automation integrated with AI. This will range from the simplest fast-food services to the most complex aerospace construction.
This immense impact on society will also happen very quickly because AI will be continuously:
- Using centrally located server structures that will be accessible by anyone, anywhere, anytime in the world.
- Learning all the new information that is published and then using that information to improve its abilities.
- Learning from billions of new interactions with humans and then using those experiences to improve its abilities.
- Innovating incrementally by cross-pollinating the learned new information and experiences within one field to improve processes within another field.
In short, the impact of the AI revolution will scale faster than all other innovation in history combined. That’s why business consulting firm McKinsey & Company reckons that, depending upon various adoption scenarios, automation will displace between 400 and 800 million jobs by 2030, requiring as many as 375 million people to switch job categories entirely. But society won’t need to wait for the complete AI revolution to happen to see huge job loss numbers. Even as the AI revolution begins a unique market condition will be initiated where corporations, in multiple fields that AI is impacting, will initiate layoffs simultaneously. This will launch a massive labor market disruption, as unemployed white-collar workers will be forced to compete for fewer corporate jobs across all fields. This market disruption will cause most workers wages to significantly decrease while simultaneously increasing the wages of those that adapt the best to using AI to benefit the corporation.
At that point, many old careers will be destroyed and new ones will be created. Furthermore, many old corporations will be destroyed and new ones will be created. Consequently, the AI revolution will force a radical market disruption (i.e. Creative Destruction). Success will not be achieved by the strongest and most intelligent workers and corporations. Success will only be achieved by those workers and corporations most adaptable to change. That new reality will undeniably affirm that the labor, corporate and ecological systems are all governed by the same Charles Darwin principle: “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one most adaptable to change”.
During the AI revolution two critical questions will emerge in society:
1. What unique ability do humans have to make them successful in the age of AI?
2. How can that unique ability be continually developed?
Let’s answer these two questions here by doing what breakthrough innovators do, and that’s project disruptive concepts into the future that cannot yet be experienced directly. Furthermore, these concepts will be outlined as processes. This is because explaining concepts through a process separates credible concepts from those that are not. Ultimately, if someone can’t explain what they are talking about as a process, then they don’t know what they’re talking about.
Answer To Question #1:
In the future, humans will need to have the ability to come to work and do something new every day. If they need to be told what to do at work by management then they won’t be needed because AI will be able to do it. This will require humans to hone their unique potential ability for creativity. This ability is unique because AI will never have creativity. AI only seems to function with creativity because the results of those functions imitate what humans currently label as creativity in themselves. Yet this is an incorrect projection of a human perspective onto AI. Alongside intelligence, humans have the unique attributes of intuition and emotion that are required for creativity, while AI only has intelligence. This means that many of the functions humans currently do, that AI can do as well, are mislabeled as creativity. So in the future, society will more accurately define the functions that humans and AI share as exploration, curiosity, experimentation, strategic thinking, incremental innovation, amusement etc, but not as functions of creativity.
With clarification given on what creativity is not, creativity will now be defined as what it is. Creativity always requires humans to:
A) Start out by asking questions, internally and/or sharing verbally with others externally. The action of asking questions is the most powerful metaphysical tool humans have. Without asking questions humans would have great difficulty focusing on and improving what they are doing or retaining any new information. Without questions, learning and innovation becomes nearly impossible.
B) Understand their present reality (i.e Present Paradigm) and come up with new destination ideas (i.e. New Paradigm), while connecting (i.e. Connecting Paradigm) their present reality with their new destination.
C) Function effectively while thinking through their multiple paradigms in a constantly changing environment. This means that a constantly changing environment also forces a constant change in the present, new and connecting paradigms as well. For example, AI can drive cars and fly planes as long as the conditions of the environment within which the AI is functioning does not change. So if a wheel comes of a driving car and/or there are severe accidents along with dangerous road conditions, then AI will completely fail. Respectively, if a wing is ripped of a flying plane and/or there is significant debris along with turbulent weather conditions, then AI will completely fail. Only the human attributes of intuition and emotion, which AI will NEVER have the computation capability to match (no matter how powerful it becomes in the future), gives humans the creative potential to survive and succeed in the most extreme constantly changing environments.
So the definition of creativity that can be collectively shared by society would be:
Holding in mind the present paradigm, then coming up with a new destination paradigm and connecting paradigm, while functioning effectively in a changing environment.
This is the intense process creative artists push themselves to go through in order to stay relevant and avoid becoming obsolete. Furthermore, the top artists employ a continuous stream of internal questioning that accesses their intuition and emotion to empower them to the highest level of creativity. In the future, this same process is what humans will have to go through to develop their creative ability and use all advancing technology as tools, or otherwise they will be made obsolete by that same technology.
Answer To Question #2:
Creativity is completely interconnected with the brain/mind dynamic. But to date, the attempts to explain that dynamic have used vague descriptions along with disconnected studies and concepts. So the development of creativity can only be achieved if there is first a coherent, directionally accurate, explanation of the brain/mind dynamic as a process. This process has been alluded to in philosophical and religious terms for thousands of years. Here it will be described simply through an advanced computer paradigm:
The brain is like an adaptive biological motherboard/hardware while the mind is the operating system/software that runs and wires the brain. In this process, the mind’s speed and transmission capacity is limited by the physical brain’s wiring. So the brain is being constantly re-wired by the mind to accommodate the mind’s increasing speed and transmission capacity needs. Also, there is different wiring of the brain to accommodate the mind’s need for either creativity or conformity. The mind wiring the brain for creativity simultaneously increases the brains neural connections and information transmission capacity (i.e. Upgrading Biological Hardware). In turn, the brain’s increased potential enables the mind to then increase its operational speed and capacity to evolve in complexity. This self-reinforcing loop enabling the mind to upgrade has been labeled by Psychology as a ‘growth mindset’. (i.e. Upgrading Cognitive Software). Within this process, emotion and intuition act as catalysts to continuously influence and motivate the mind to wire the brain.
Like a computer operating system/software is comprised of multiple components, so is the mind. Two of those mind components are the emotion and intuition. Another mind component is Divergent Thought, which is divided into three distinct types of thinking - Creative Thought, Reactive Thought and Rational Thought. But the main mind component is 'you' the ‘Self’, which is the identity you sense and perceive your-self to be. You are also the decision maker and the only component that asks questions. Furthermore, out of all the mind components, only you (the Self) are curious and can ask questions. Your questions command the focus of all the other mind components on the topic of the question asked and then simultaneously opens an area in your mind for new ideas, answers and solutions to enter. (i.e. Cognitive Command Prompt). If you already had the answers you needed within your memory of experiences, then you would not be asking a question. The act of asking questions means you are seeking information from a source outside of your memory. So when you ask questions internally, the responses come in the form of information-based choices from your Divergent Thought, as well as physiological-based responses from emotion and intuition. Then you perceive those responses as answers to the questions you asked. Hence at its core, internal creativity is always a process of collaboration. More in-depth information on this at: Why The Mind Wires The Brain For Creativity Or Conformity
With the disclosure of this breakthrough paradigm, a new understanding is now possible of two domains that have the greatest potential for stimulating the mind to wire the brain for creativity:
The first domain has been known for millennia. It’s the domain that every child naturally, intuitively, emotionally and physically desires to engage in. This is the domain of dancing, singing, drawing, acting/pretending and making music. This designed condition for all humans initiates the engagement of the mind wiring the brain for creativity. In the last few centuries this domain has been termed as ‘the arts’. But in the coming age of AI, this domain will become better understood as one of the most powerful platforms to stimulate the mind to wire the brain for creativity. But within this domain, one discipline is the most powerful in this function. This discipline is the engagement in music training and playing on an acoustic instrument. More in-depth information on this at: The Process Einstein Used To Simulate Creativity And Why It Worked
The second domain is the engagement with ideas and problem solving. In contrast, this domain has been shrouded in ambiguity. Throughout history, this domain was only truly understood by a very small percentage of individuals within society who were the breakthrough innovators in their specific fields. In this domain, breakthrough innovators naturally and instinctively understood how they could use questions to intentionally access new information from their mind components to generate new ideas and problem solve. Philosophers and scientist have defined that powerful cognitive process as doing ‘Thought Experiments’. Now this powerful process has been unmasked and developed into a free 90-minute online course called the ITP, which stands for Innovative Thinking Process. More in-depth information on this at: OIsource.com
The use of these two domains of engaging in the arts and using the ITP should now be activities that are integrated as a main focus within U.S. Education and implemented in corporations.
Regarding U.S Education, its current main focus is to grade students on memorizing information. This is because throughout history, memorizing information has been a valued and rewarded skill. This was because information was closely guarded and extremely difficult to disseminate. Hence memorized information had always been used for survival and success. Yet in our age where all information has become a free commodity, that is accessible from anywhere, the skill of being able to memorize information is worthless. Now the only value information will have in education is how creatively it will be searched for, aggregated, and transformed. More in-depth information on this type of education system at: LEDaccelerator.com
This similar main focus, in the advanced form of attaining more knowledge through the act of learning more skills, is continued in the corporate world. But once AI attains the knowledge for all those skills, the time spent by an individual to also attain that same knowledge is wasted. Now the only valued skill in any corporation will be how creatively the knowledge of AI will be used and implemented.
So both U.S. Education and corporations should shift their focus to stimulating creativity by engaging with the arts and use the ITP. It’s this engagement that will give students and corporate teams an advantage ahead of the approaching market disruption. Corporations that are especially focused on innovation can proactively set up a new culture of ensemble music groups for their corporate teams to play in, as well as start using the ITP to brainstorm in groups more successfully.
In the past, societal evolution has always been driven by the reactive action of human nature, which waits until the point-of-pain to deal with radical disruptions. The information outlined hereto gives a unique opportunity for U.S. Education and corporations to take a creative action, instead of waiting until the point-of-pain the future disruption will bring.