The Schedule and the Stream

The schedule has been such a pervasive part of our culture over the last century that it’s hard to imagine a world without it.

Ideas like it are not natural,
but invented, refined, and fought over.

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The rise of bots you can talk to, like Alexa and Siri, will take the stream into a purely aural form.

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Unlike the schedule,

the stream is not a single, communal experience,

so introducing regulation to ensure diversity within highly personalized,
algorithmically curated streams isn’t an option.

Source: The Schedule and the Stream

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