I’m listening to Billie Holiday.
She has an astounding story beside her music.
As much as her music is worthy of your attention, I have another point to make:
I would never have heard her voice, were it not for modern recording technology.
It is hard, now, to imagine hearing a singer and feeling that when they are gone, their sound(s) will be gone.
This is not (just) to marvel at what we have achieved, but to raise the question:
What future wonders might make our current reality seem brutish and untenable?
What shall we work on?
Build a rocket, boys.