Talking about musical instruments instead, close your eyes and try to imagine the guitar of the future.
Now open your eyes and watch this video. Here it is.
It’s called “Misa Kitara” (the name comes from the Finnish word for “guitar”) and it allows for a guitar player to produce a synthesized sound using techniques and motions referential to guitar playing.
Don’t get trapped by the idea: “oh, that would never sound like an electric guitar”. It’s obvious.
An electric guitar is made out of wood and strings. The sound generated comes from the very vibration of the string, interfering with a magnetic flux and inducing an electric voltage, which is then amplified.
Here you have 8 inch digital screen that will allow the player to control elements of the sound without physical constraints.
Here the ancient gesture of playing a guitar is merging with the latest technology of electronic music.
Here the vibration of a string has been replaced with sounds that can be morphed in infinite ways.
Here the right hand doesn’t pluck strings, it controls sound.
So don’t compare the kitara to acoustic guitars or electric guitars. Those are different instruments, for different art forms, for different music.
And this is the future.