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Kevin Kelly

author, former cofounder of Wired

Kevin Kelly appears in the following:

What Does Technology Want?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Are new ideas and new inventions inevitable? Are they driven by us or by a larger force of nature?

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Lessons About Technology and the Amish

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Tech writer and Wired magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly has a new book. It’s called “What Technology Wants” — and even more intriguing than the title are the ideas inside. One chapter in particular that’s been getting a lot of buzz is about Amish hackers. Yes, you read that right: The same Amish famed for their barns and bonnets, in fact, know a thing or two about technology.

Kelly joins us to explain more about that, and some other surprising theories about how technology works, and what it wants.

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What Technology Wants

Monday, October 18, 2010

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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