When I look out across a sea of a hundred thousand people
Attending a concert
A gathering of connection, a gathering of people singing together
Enjoying music together
I sometimes feel the audience is not human
I sometimes feel that the audience is, in fact, a sea of telephones
I sometimes feel that the humans are there simply to transport the telephones to the show
And one part of me is devastated by that
The other part of me understands
That the human species has always evolved in a feedback loop with the objects that we have created
We made flints and then we redesigned ourselves
To manipulate the flints; the flints redesigned us
We made smartphones
And the smartphones redesigned us