Summary of The Inevitable
From THE INEVITABLE by Kevin Kelly. Summarized by arrangement with TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of of Penguin Random House LLC.
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Developing technologies are bending toward certain “trajectories” that seem likely to take the world to uncharted realms in the decades ahead. Though they don’t yield to detailed forecasting, these accelerating forces are carving out interconnected channels of societal change. Technology guru Kevin Kelly describes 12 of the most potent irresistible forces, conveying his message with insight based on immersion in cyberculture. People “screen” instead of reading. They “flow,” “access” and “share” instead of buying and owning. While accepting some of the negatives, he finds optimism and opportunity at this unparalleled “beginning” of the human-machine civilization. getAbstract recommends his provocative report to innovators, technologists, investors, entrepreneurs, futurists, VCs and progressive “hackers” of culture, business and life.
About the Author
Cyberculture writer and editor Kevin Kelly worked with Stewart Brand on the Whole Earth Catalog, The Whole Earth Review and Signal. In 1992, Kelly became executive editor of Wired magazine, where he is now “senior maverick.” He also wrote New Rules for the New Economy and What Technology Wants.
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3 years agoExcelente resumo!
4 years agoSenior maverick? Surely mavericks reject being in a hierarchy of mavericks?
4 years agoProud of my recommendation jöhuu~~~!