What Technology Wants
|Subjects||Culture, Human, Life, Technology|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
The opening chapter of What Technology Wants, entitled "My Question", chronicles an early period in the author's life and conveys a sense of how he went from being a nomadic traveler with few possessions to a co-founder of Wired. The book invokes a giant force – the technium – which is "the greater, global, massively interconnected system of technology vibrating around us".
In November 2014, Kelly gave a SALT talk (Seminars About Long-term Thinking) for the Long Now Foundation titled "Technium Unbound", where he explained and expanded upon the ideas from his books What Technology Wants and Out of Control.
Kelly's book has been criticized for espousing a teleological view of biological evolution that is rejected by some scientists, and for promoting a "bizarre neo-mystical progressivism"(Jerry Coyne).
- Kelly, K. (2010). What Technology Wants pp. 1-17. New York: Penguin Group.
- "Wired Co-Founder Kevin Kelly on 'What Technology Wants'". 7x7 Bay Area. 2010-10-24. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
- Jerry Coyne (November 5, 2010). "Better All the Time". The New York Times. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
- Susan Jane Gilman (October 26, 2010). "'What Technology Wants' Tracks The Tech Evolution". NPR. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
- Technium Unbound
- What Technology Wants The Technium.
- Video: Kevin Kelly on what technology wants November 30, 2010, TEDx Amsterdam.
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