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Review: What Technology Wants

User Review  - Joshua Kriesberg - Goodreads

I read this book after reading Sherry Turkle's "Alone Together". Sherry Turkle's concern about technology isn't dismissed by Kelly, but he paints a far more upbeat portrayal of our future or, at least ... Read full review

Review: What Technology Wants

User Review  - Ninakix - Goodreads

It was suggested to me I read this book along with or directly after Steven Johnson's book, as they represented a kind of trajectory of thought. I think I would reiterate this advice to anybody who ... Read full review

Review: What Technology Wants

User Review  - Vanessa Blaylock - Goodreads

If Annie Dillard had written the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey, it might have been What Technology Wants. This book is a masterpiece. I couldn't put it down, so I read it twice in a row. Note ... Read full review

Review: What Technology Wants

User Review  - Don - Goodreads

This is a most fantastic explanation and imagining of technology as a historical force and a living organism and how it affects humanity. This book blew my mind more than once. Read full review

Review: What Technology Wants

User Review  - Rick - Goodreads

Just the "big idea" type of book I was looking for. I missed it when it came out a couple of years back. Kevin Kelly takes a look at technology & society from every angle. It's obvious that he is pro ... Read full review

Review: What Technology Wants

User Review  - Shea Mastison - Goodreads

I'm not sure that I would call this a good book, necessarily. It was thought-provoking. Kevin Kelly, the founder of Wired magazine and one-time hippy Luddite, offers a few compelling ideas about the ... Read full review

Review: What Technology Wants

User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

This book is well written, but I'm not sure I agree with the conclusions. He makes a good case for how wonderful the future will be when every inanimate object is intelligent. But I'm not sure I buy ... Read full review

Review: What Technology Wants

User Review  - Steven Comfort - Goodreads

What Technology Wants is like his last book Out of Control in that it attempts to capture the "whole" of technology -- with strong emphasis on tech's symbiosis with biology and some non-obvious ... Read full review

Review: What Technology Wants

User Review  - Kyle - Goodreads

Although I found a number of interesting and compelling things in this book, I can't say it was a good book overall. Kelly looks at the inexorable march of technology and seeks patterns. He does a ... Read full review

Review: What Technology Wants

User Review  - Jane Friedman - Goodreads

This is a history and culture book as much as it's a "technology" or futurism book. It's one of the few books I've read in the last decade that really deserved to be a BOOK—something that commands ... Read full review


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