Substituting smoothed-out algorithms for the contingent complexity of biological existence is bad for us ... It's an insult to the human mind and the human soul.
In essence, using music as both a real example and a metaphor, Young is calling our attention to the fact that we are losing unmediated contact with genuine reality, as we receive all our information (and our music) in digital form.
For some time, I have been coming to the conclusion that "analogue" life is "real life," and that "digital" life is not.
That's true for music, says Neil Young.
It's true for politics, too!