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What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly

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Author: Kevin Kelly
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ISBN: 0143120174
ASIN: 0143120174
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Category: Non-Fiction
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In 2013, Seth recommended "What Technology Wants" by Kevin Kelly and said...

Like everything Kevin writes, this will be obvious in twenty years. If being twenty years ahead of the curve, and understanding where we're going is important to you, don't hesitate.

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ISBN-10: 0143120174
ISBN-13: 9780143120179
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This provocative book introduces a brand-new view of technology. It suggests that technology as a whole is not a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kevin Kelly looks out through the eyes of this global technological system to discover "what it wants." He uses vivid examples from the past to trace technology's long course and then follows a dozen trajectories of technology into the near future to project where technology is headed. This new theory of technology offers three practical lessons: By listening to what technology wants we can better prepare ourselves and our children for the inevitable technologies to come. By adopting the principles of proaction and engagement, we can steer technologies into their best roles. And by aligning ourselves with the long-term imperatives of this near-living system, we can capture its full gifts. Written in intelligent and accessible language, this is a fascinating, innovative, and optimistic look at how humanity and technology join to produce increasing opportunities in the world and how technology can give our lives greater meaning.
 

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