What Technology Wants

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Penguin, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 406 pages
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Kelly's provocative work introduces a brand-new view of technology and 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.
 

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User Review  - nnschiller - LibraryThing

I ended up liking this book a lot more that I expected to. The first half of the book is dedicated to setting forward an argument that I find interesting, but Kelly isn't the person who can make it ... Read full review

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User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

Although I disagree with many of Kelly's points, my main reasons for giving this book only two stars are its length--was it really necessary to recap the history of the universe from the Big Bang ... Read full review

Contents

My Question
1
Inventing Ourselves
21
History of the Seventh Kingdom
43
The Rise of Exotropy
57
IMPERATIVES
67
Deep Progress
73
Ordained Becoming
103
Convergence
131
1O The Unabomber Was Right
191
Lessons of Amish Hackers
217
Seeking Conviviality
239
DiREctions
246
Technologys Trajectories
269
Playing the Infinite Game
347
Acknowledgments
361
Source Notes
367

Listen to the Technology
157
Choosing the Inevitable
175

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About the author (2011)

Kevin Kelly is the cofounder of Wired magazine and was its executive editor for its first seven years. He has written for The New York Times, The Economist, Science, Time, and The Wall Street Journal. His previous books include the bestselling New Rules for the New Economy.

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