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What Technology Wants

Kevin Kelly - Author

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ISBN 9780143120179 | 416 pages | 27 Sep 2011 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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"More thriller than primer, this is the best technology book I have ever read." -Nicholas Negroponte, author of Being Digital

In this provocative book, one of today's most respected thinkers turns the conversation about technology on its head by viewing technology as a natural system, an extension of biological evolution. By mapping the behavior of life, we paradoxically get a glimpse at where technology is headed-or "what it wants." Kevin Kelly offers a dozen trajectories in the coming decades for this near-living system. And as we align ourselves with technology's agenda, we can capture its colossal potential. This visionary and optimistic book explores how technology gives our lives greater meaning and is a must-read for anyone curious about the future.



1. My Question

ORIGINS
2. Inventing Ourselves
3. History of the Seventh Kingdom
4. The Rise of Exotropy

IMPERATIVES
5. Deep Progress
6. Ordained Becoming
7. Convergence
8. Listen to the Technology
9. Choosing the Inevitable

CHOICES
10. The Unabomber Was Right
11. Lessons of Amish Hackers
12. Seeking Conviviality

DIRECTIONS

13. Technology’s Trajectories
14. Playing the Infinite Game

Acknowledgments
Annotated Reading List
Source Notes
Index


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