Kevin Kelly: What Technology Wants

MON, OCT 18, 2010 (57:28)

In a brand-new view of technology, co-founder of Wired magazine Kevin Kelly suggests that it is not just a jumble of wires and metal. He argues that technology is actually a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kevin Kelly is editor-at-large for Wired magazine which he helped to launch in 1993. During his tenure, Wired won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence.

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Kevin Kelly helped launch Wired magazine in 1993 and served as its executive editor for nearly seven years, during which time Wired won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence. He has also served as publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, co-founded the ongoing Hackers’ Conference, and was involved in the launch of WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. Currently, Kelly serves on the board of directors for The Long Now Foundation, as the editor and publisher of Cool Tools, and as “senior maverick” at Wired. He is the author of the bestselling New Rules for the New Economy and Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Economic and Social Systems, both of which have been translated into nine languages. He is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and The Economist, and his writing and photographs have also appeared in GQ, Science, Time, Harper’s, Esquire, and LIFE magazine. His most recent book, What Technology Wants, called both provocative and controversial, suggests that technology is not a jumble of wires and metal, but rather a living force in the world.

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
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