NFTs pose both promise and potential. For many, NFTs blur the lines between what’s technology and what’s art. However, not everyone subscribes to this school of thought. Many people feel that NFTs are the future of cultural preservation and will aid artists more than any other community. A recent debate among Wikimedia editors revealed that most of them do not consider NFTs to be art. The underlying artwork, according to them, is separate from the encryption technology that makes an NFT unique.
While many people would argue along the lines of the Wikimedia editors, the future of art might be nothing like what it is now. The use of generative adversarial networks, or GANs, in art is something very new and novel. In the next decade or so, GANs might dictate how we create and perceive art.
GANs use a technology called AI-generative art. To oversimplify the technology, we can say that it is a form of artwork created by AI with the use of complex algorithms. AI-generative art has become very popular among NFT enthusiasts, who are now using this tech to create new and visually pleasing artworks. However, not everyone is willing to look at the phenomenon from a neutral or positive approach. For many people, such technology would kill human artists and their years of endeavors trying to perfect their art. Others feel that AI-generative art would lack the human touch that makes an artwork precious. No matter which side of the boat you are on, it would be foolish not to see AI-generative art growing and thriving.