Until yesterday I hadn’t been ‘fortunate’ enough to be invited to Clubhouse yet. But until the invite came, I could see some people complaining that there isn’t a ‘Listen later’ feature in the product, and how odd it is.
Actually, I think it’s borderline brilliant.
One of the big challenges of everything digital is that we have lost the need to be present when something happens.
We can always catch up later.
Few of us actually make an effort to do that, but we’re all guilty of not really being present in the moment for that reason alone – that we can always catch up later.
I think that is a big issue. On an almost existential level.
For that reason I love the idea of a service where you need to be there, when it happens – or miss out completely. I love the idea of forcing people to prioritize to be present to get something for themselves.
I think we need that. As humans. To be forced to stop, take pause, listen and engage. Live. And then go about our other business.
If Clubhouse can help a move towards that scenario, I am all for it.