What Technology Wants

What Technology Wants

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable-- a sweeping vision of technology as a living force that can expand our individual potential

In this provocative book, one of today's most respected thinkers turns the conversation about technology on its head by viewing technology as a natural system, an extension of biological evolution. By mapping the behavior of life, we paradoxically get a glimpse at where technology is headed-or "what it wants." Kevin Kelly offers a dozen trajectories in the coming decades for this near-living system. And as we align ourselves with technology's agenda, we can capture its colossal potential. This visionary and optimistic book explores how technology gives our lives greater meaning and is a must-read for anyone curious about the future.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 406 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 25.4mm | 340.19g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Penguin USA
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Figures; Tables, black and white
  • 0143120174
  • 9780143120179
  • 81,565

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..".consistently provocative and intriguing."
-"The Economist"
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About Kevin Kelly

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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