Omit your preconceived opinions of Paul Allen the philanthropist, and introduce yourself to Paul Allen, the songwriter and musician, and his powerhouse band, the Underthinkers. They're pretty good at this music stuff.
I have never been so struck by a combined effort of console makers to construct the very future they profess to herald. These conferences are framed as though they have some answer to a solution for a problem that has never existed. They seek to create the audience they want to sell this to.