Episode 376: Kevin Kelly

Episode Notes

Kevin Kelly is a writer and a founding executive editor of Wired Magazine. He is the author of What Technology Wants, Out of Control and The Inevitable: Understanding the Twelve Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future.

“I always try to write about the future—and it became harder and harder because things would catch up so fast. If you read Out of Control now, I’ve heard that people say, ‘well, this is obvious.’ I have to tell you, it was dismissed as entirely pie-in-the-sky, wild-eyed craziness twenty-five years ago.”

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  1. kk.org
  2. @kevin2kelly
  3. [08:54] CoEvolution Quarterly
  4. [09:06] “Low-Rent Himalayas” (CoEvolution Quarterly • 1981) [pdf]
  5. [18:06] “Information as a Communicable Disease” (CoEvolution Quarterly • 1984) [pdf]
  6. [22:30] sci-hub.tw
  7. [28:28] Cool Tools: A Catalog of Possibilities (Cool Tools Lab • 2013)
  8. [31:31] Whole Earth Software Catalog and Review
  9. [48:08] Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World (Basic Books • 1995)
  10. [48:19] “New Rules for the New Economy: Twelve Dependable Principles for Thriving in a Turbulent World” (Wired • 1997)
  11. [48:23] New Rules for the New Economy: Ten Radical Strategies for a Connected World (Penguin • 1999)