Kevin Kelly on The Inevitable, 60s Counterculture, and How to Read Better

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  1. Ep 17: Kevin Kelly and The Inevitable | The Christian Transhumanist Podcast

    What’s Inevitable, and what we get to choose? Micah Redding and Kevin Kelly discuss rapidly approaching technological change, the advent of Artificial Intelligence, and how technology challenges and illuminates our understanding of God, faith, and ourselves.

    Kevin Kelly is the founding editor of Wired magazine, a former editor & publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog, and a founding member of the board of the Long Now Foundation. He’s the author of What Technology Wants, and his latest book The Inevitable, which just hit bookshelves.

    Topics and relevant links:

    The Inevitable, Kevin Kelly’s latest book, and his last book What Technology Wants

    The Long Now Foundation, which is trying to build a 10,000 year clock

    How Artificial Intelligence will help us see new aspects of reality, and understand intelligence itself

    What happens when computers prove things humans can’t understand?

    Kevin’s conversion experience, as first told on This American Life

    Why humans cannot live "in the moment" alone

    The next 1000 years of Christianity, and why we maybe need another scenario of the future

    A robot catechism

    Predestination, free will, technological determinism, and how we can surprise God

    Further reading:

    Why I don’t worry about a super AI

    Why robots should take our jobs

    Arguments against technology


    "I believe we have a moral obligation to increase the power and presence of technology in the world"

    "Humanity is our greatest invention"

    "Technology is basically the extension of life"

    "Culture is so that ideas don’t die out"

    "Our job is to surprise God." — Kevin Kelly

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  2. Longform Podcast #376: Kevin Kelly · Longform

    Kevin Kelly is a writer and a founding executive editor of Wired Magazine. He is the author of What Technology Wants, Out of Control and The Inevitable: Understanding the Twelve Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future.

    “I always try to write about the future—and it became harder and harder because things would catch up so fast. If you read Out of Control now, I’ve heard that people say, ‘well, this is obvious.’ I have to tell you, it was dismissed as entirely pie-in-the-sky, wild-eyed craziness twenty-five years ago.”

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  3. Kevin Kelly: The Sherpa of the Technium and Future Czar of Technology

    This episode is a dream come true. I have long been a fan of Kevin Kelly – THE Senior Maverick at Wired magazine and the sherpa of the technium.

    He is here to talk about his new book The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future.

    How does technology shape what it means to be human?

    How does the nature of authority change as we move from texts to screens?

    What class would Kevin Kelly add to a minister’s theological education?

    What can we learn from the Amish about adopting technology?

    Is Big Brother a necessary evil?

    “The price of absolute personalization is absolute The-Inevitable-HCtransparency.”

    What would Kevin Kelly do if he was made Czar of Technology?

    What would a democratic world-wide government look like?

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  4. Kevin Kelly on the Inevitable

    Futurist, author, and visionary Kevin Kelly talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his latest book, The Inevitable, Kelly’s look at what the future might be like and the role of the human experience in a world increasingly filled with information, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and the connecting of the planet’s population.


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  5. Kevin Kelly – AI, Virtual Reality, and The Inevitable | The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss

    "If somebody else can do it, I am not going to do it." - Kevin Kelly Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly) is back again and, as I’ve said before, he might be the real-life "Most Interesting Man In The World." Kevin is Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine, which he co-founded in 1993.

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  6. Kevin Kelly on technology evolving beyond us

    Kevin Kelly, a founding editor of Wired magazine, a former editor and publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog, and one of the most compelling thinkers about technology today, talks about his new book, What Technology Wants. Make no mistake: the singularity is near. Kelly discusses the technium–a broad term that encompasses all of technology and culture–and its characteristics, including its autonomy and sense of bias, its interdependency, and how it evolves and self-replicates. He also talks about humans as the first domesticated animals; extropy and rising order; the inevitability of humans and complex technologies; the Amish as technology testers, selecters, and slow-adopters; the sentient technium; and technology as wilderness.

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  7. a16z Podcast: Not If, But How — When Technology is Inevitable (with Kevin Kelly)

    Technology has always been a force in how we live, work, and play; only now it’s accelerating and compounding in unexpected ways. But just because we don’t know exactly what form that tech will take (sharing homes on Airbnb or cars with Lyft and Uber for example) doesn’t mean that the larger force at play (e.g., sharing) didn’t have a certain predictability to it. It was almost an inherent — and inevitable — outcome of the very nature of the internet itself. And there are at least 12 such inevitable technological forces, shares author Kevin Kelly in his new book Inevitable.

    As we now move from an "internet of information" to an "internet of experiences" — with virtual and augmented reality, AI-as-a-service, and more — we need to accept the inevitable. Instead of fighting tech outcomes (things like tracking for example), we need to expect it, accept it, plan for it, and civilize it. It’s not just about policy and laws, though (which should follow tech use); it’s about new business opportunities (imagine if the music industry had bypassed its DRM phase!), cultural change, and new opportunities for humanity, too.

    Especially as the future of work changes. But productivity — and even some forms of creativity — is for the robots, argues Kelly in this episode of the a16z Podcast (where he is joined by a16z’s Chris Dixon, Kyle Russell, and Sonal Chokshi)….

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  8. Triangulation 255: Kevin Kelly

    Kevin Kelly, one of the leading technology thinkers and writers, is the author of The Inevitable. It is about the deep trends in the next 20 years that will shape one’s life. He suggests everyone embrace these changes, including ubiquitous tracking, accessible artificial intelligence, constant sharing, getting paid to watch ads, VR in the home, etc.


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  9. What Technology Wants

    Kevin Kelly, former executive editor of Wired magazine, discusses his brand-new view of technology, and explains how technology can give our lives greater meaning. In What Technology Wants he suggests that technology is a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies, and by aligning ourselves with the long-term imperatives of this near-living system, we can capture its full gifts.

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  10. Kevin Kelly on the Future of the Web and Everything Else

    March 26 2007 - Author Kevin Kelly talks about the role of technology in our lives, the future of the web, how to time travel, the wisdom of the hive, the economics of reputation, the convergence of the biological and the mechanical, and his impact on the movies The Matrix and Minority Report.

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