This doesn't limit the artist's visionary potential through realism & neither becomes irrelevant or alien as it's similar to our current world setting. Whatever your medium maybe, this is the aesthetic one must employ. As no medium of art is any less than the other, so it's important to just take your medium seriously. Mine is laser engraving & laser etching/ cutting. I create so many intricate patterns & designs with my art having a flare of realism as well as traditional laser engraving elements. Art should not limit you, especially if it's as intricate as laser cutting or engraving.