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What Technology Wants

What Technology Wants
Paperback Edition
Author Kevin Kelly
Language English
Subject Culture, Human, Life, Technology
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Viking Press
Publication date
2010
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 416
ISBN

What Technology Wants is a 2010 nonfiction book by Kevin Kelly focused on technology as an extension of life.

Contents

  • Summary 1
  • Sections 2
    • Part 1 - Origins 2.1
    • Part 2 - Imperatives 2.2
    • Part 3 - Choices 2.3
    • Part 4 - Directions 2.4
  • Editions 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Summary

In his young adulthood Kelly spent many years traveling remote parts of the developing world, an experience which helped inform his perspective on what he has coined the technium.[1]

The opening chapter of What Technology Wants entitled "My Question" chronicles this period in Kelly's life and gives the reader a sense of how Kelly went from being a nomadic traveler with few possessions to a co-founder of Wired.[2][3]

Kelly focuses on human-technology relations and argues for the existence of technology as the emerging seventh kingdom of life on earth.[4] What Technology Wants offers the anthropomorphic conception that technology is one giant force – the technium – which Kelly describes as "...a word to designate the greater, global, massively interconnected system of technology vibrating around us".[5]

Sections

  • My Question

Part 1 - Origins

  • Inventing Ourselves
  • History of the Seventh Kingdom
  • The Rise of Exotropy

Part 2 - Imperatives

  • Deep Progress
  • Ordained Becoming
  • Convergence
  • Listen to the Technology
  • Choosing the Inevitable

Part 3 - Choices

  • The Unabomber Was Right
  • Lessons of Amish Hackers
  • Seeking Conviviality

Part 4 - Directions

Editions

  • Kevin Kelly. What Technology Wants. New York, Viking Press, October 14, 2010, hardcover, 416 pages. ISBN 978-0-670-02215-1
  • Citia iOS iPad Edition, What Technology Wants, released May 2012 by Semi-Linear, Inc.

See also

References

  1. ^ The Technium at kk.org. Retrieved February 21, 2011.
  2. ^ Kelly, K. (2010). What Technology Wants pp. 1-17. New York: Penguin Group.
  3. ^ Jennifer Pollock. Wired Co-Founder Kevin Kelly on 'What Technology Wants' , 7x7.com, October 24, 2010. Retrieved February 21, 2011.
  4. ^ The seventh kingdom of life, Edge Foundation, Inc., July 19, 2007. Retrieved February 21, 2011.
  5. ^ Jerry A. Coyne. Better All the Time, The New York Times Book Review, November 5, 2010. Retrieved February 21, 2011.

External links

  • What Technology Wants The Technium.
  • What Technology Wants Penguin Group.
  • Video: Kevin Kelly on what technology wants November 30, 2010, TEDx Amsterdam.
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