What Technology Wants

January 12th, 2011

We continue our series of conversations about technology with the remarkable Kevin Kelly, the founding editor of WIRED Magazine. Like it or not, in the 21st Century, much of how we view the world, is a product of how we view technology and whether we see it simply as some collection of man made gadgets, or as a fundamental by product of human development. Do we see it as something as organic as evolution itself or simply a neutral forces, until shaped by the hands of man? Is technology a force unto itself, one to be reckoned with or simply understood? In his new book What Technology Wants, Kelly presents on unconventional view of technology, as if it were an almost autonomous system. My conversation with Kevin Kelly: