Once Siu identified his passion for music, he was able to become a practitioner in the space of digital ownership, becoming a digital creator and making a name for himself, all behind a computer screen.
“ I remember when I was writing midi software growing up. I was able to compose music faster that way. I ended up putting that software on a digital bulletin board for people to see. Suddenly I started getting checks in the mail for my work. Because of this technology, it didn’t matter who you were or what you looked like, you could still do this wonderful stuff.”
The notion of a digital appearance being more important than a physical one also applies to the video-game universe.
“At the end of the day, most of the world is playing games. The entire experience of being involved with games is becoming the dominant social experience. The global pandemic has accelerated the inevitable outcome of doing things from home. In my opinion, it brought the people who are much more introverted to the forefront.
In all, Siu is confident in our ability to adapt, if need be, to this new social construct.
“We as people have boundless imaginative ability, and live things through our mind that might not be physically there, but are there in our minds.”