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60 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 16 March 2007 06:10PM

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Comment author: Dan_Burfoot 03 December 2007 03:25:03PM 1 point [-]

Persons interested in the concept of super-stimuli should note the work of music scientist Phillip Dorrell, who argues that music is a super-stimulus for language:

http://whatismusic.info/

He also speculates that software developers will soon be able to construct algorithms to produce "strong" music, that is, music which is better than any thusfar created by humans. This will bring about obvious addiction problems similar to those mentioned above relating to video games.

Comment author: flipdog 23 December 2011 09:50:53PM 2 points [-]

well, it's four years later (I like talking to ghosts) and still the best music is organic and spontaneous...

Comment author: gwern 23 December 2011 10:11:19PM 4 points [-]

Yep. But on the bright side, Vocaloid music is bigger and better than ever before and gone international - so one can't say progress hasn't been made.