How will the Future of Story look like? (A.I. Theory)

How will the Future of Story look like? (A.I. Theory)

In a world dominated by machines and artificial intelligence and where the only affordable and real escape is virtual reality, story would have then changed forever.

The old structures of storytelling used for centuries will no longer be useful as the gamer will spend most of his time in some sort of virtual reality.

It is very different to create a story that lasts two hours from a story that lasts two months. Now imagine if you had to create a story that will have to last years…

This is where AI (Artificial Intelligence) comes in.

If you had to create stories for players that would want to play for years in a total immersive environment, the most probable thing is that you will develop a mechanism to make that sustainable.

Therefore, the most probable thing that were to happen if we had the technology (that we eventually will have) is to let A.I. continue the story. As it is a machine that understands as well as you how the story that has been created works. And maybe it is capable of making better than his creators.

It is just a matter of time that A.I. takes up most of the work. Transportation accounts for around 12% of the economy and now, with the invention of autonomous cars, it is just a matter of time that all of those workers in the transportation sector face unemployment.

Imagine a world where A.I. could be implemented in any area of our lives, for any kind of work. And not only that, but machines would do the job 100 times better than us…

What then?

My guess is that, although this can cause dangerous and tense situations for our society, we will manage to overcome them. Because we have always done it and because we will keep doing it. It is in our nature to survive no matter how tense or dangerous the situation.

So in the end, my guess is that, although well-being will be as good as never before, most people will have a lot of time to kill. This will translate into more time spent in some sort of entertainment. My guess is virtual reality.

And the experience of virtual reality will be way better than watching a movie. In fact, watching a movie would be “vintage” or an old thing that we or our kids used to do but our grandchildren do not really find it cool anymore.

Virtual reality will be the new cool. It will be the thing.

That’s where I think stories are headed.

Storytellers will abandon cinema and Netflix series for the sake the new, better and more profitable market that will dominate the world: virtual reality.

All of these topics and matters I study them in depth in my new book that I am currently working on. So if you are interested on what my take is on what will happen and how storytellers will have to adapt and focus on to still be ahead of the curve, stay tuned for when it’s going to come out!

See you next time!


4 Steps to Become a Master at Anything!

4 Steps to become a Master at Anything!

The 4 steps that any master has to go through in order to become a true master at what they do are:

  • Unconscious incompetence
  • Conscious incompetence
  • Conscious competence
  • Unconscious competence

So what all of this mean?

What do these 4 steps have in common with filmmaking, cameras, story, cinema, storytelling or any other discipline related to film that that is what this webpage is all about?

Well, the reason is that these are universal Steps that any person, no matter how intelligent, has to go through in order to become a trueaster at what they do.

Some people master a skill in less time than others but every single person must begin somewhere. In this case everyone begins by being a unconscious incompetent.

Unconscious Incompetence

An unconscious incompetent it’s the first stage of becoming a master. In this stage you do not master the skill and neither you are capable of identifying what you’re doing wrong.

This is the stage where most guitarists beggin. They do not know how to play the guitar (it sounds horrible by the way) and neither they are capable of identifying what they’re doing wrong. This means that they cannot improve as they do not know what or how they can fix what they’re doing wrong.

This is the first stage for becoming a master at anything.

Conscious Incompetence

In this stage you have already become conscious of what it is that you’re doing wrong.

This means that you already know what to fix and how to fix it but you still play the guitar and it sounds like sh**.

The key here is that the more you practice and the more you correct those faults that stop you from playing the guitar and sounding great, the more close you will be to the next stage of mastering any skill.

This is the second stage for becoming a master at anything.

Conscious Competence

This stage is when you already know how to play the guitar and make it sound wonderful, but you still need to think about where to put your fingers to make it sound beautifully.

The problem with this stage and why it’s far from mastery is that it is still slow.

If you have to be thinking of what you’re doing next, this means that you won’t go as fast, as you need to be thinking about two separate things at the same time: what you are currently doing and what you will do next.

Nevertheless, although slow, we can already hear you play the guitar wonderfully.

Unconscious Competence

This is the stage for masters.

Here only mastery is allowed.

Only VIP members.

This is the stage where you do not even have to think about playing the guitar. It is the stage where somebody gives you a guitar and you just play without thinking about it.

You know whether you are doing it right or wrong, you are aware of what you’re doing but in a much more subtle way. The unconscious way.

This means that your mind is travelling way faster than when you were a conscious competent and that every decision, every action is decided unconsciously, through a process much more intuitive and faster than the conscious mind, allowing you conscious mind to worry about other more important things that need more thought.

It’s so fast and intuitive like tying your shoelaces.

You don’t think about it.

You just do it.

You just feel it.

You’ve mastered it.

You have become a master at it.