There’s a pretty cool video on YouTube on chord progressions.
It shows a ton of different pop songs that all have the same chords.
This is one of those things you’d never notice unless you learned enough about music.
Then after you notice it, it’s hard to not notice it.
Same with story structure.
Most modern movies and books have the same basic structure.
The “Hero’s Journey.”
Usually starts out with the hero as an orphan of some kind.
Then he or she is more or less forced to go on some kind of journey.
Could be a metaphorical journey, or a real one.
Along the way they meet friends, learn skills and eventually have to fight the bad guy.
Or overcome their internal demons.
But even if you study music, or story structure, we can still enjoy movies and music.
Sometimes even more so.
In order to become a world class chef, you’d have to know what tastes good and what doesn’t.
While they are making pizza and burger robots, they’ll never make a robot that can invent new dishes and tastes.
Because a robot will never have the purely emotional experience of tasting something for the first time.
In order to “test” a new recipe, a robot would HAVE to have some kind of pre-programmed ranges or parameters.
Human senses, on the other hand, have an infinite amount of range.
An infinite amount of capability to somehow “transfer” between purely chemical combinations, and emotional descriptions of flavor.
Robots will likely be able to create things with absolute precision.
But they’ll never be able to enjoy things from a human experience.
Only we humans get to do that.
But just like chefs can produce delicious dishes and musicians can produce emotionally moving pieces, we can both create and enjoy a wide range of emotions.
All it takes is being able to shift outside, as the creator, and then shift inside, as the enjoyer.