Cool Friend #155
Kevin Kelly

Get ready to change the way you think about technology. Our new Cool Friend, Kevin Kelly, is someone we've respected for years and who certainly did not diminish our high regard with this interview. Among many other things, he's the co-founder and Senior Maverick at Wired. His latest book is What Technology Wants. In the interview, Kevin and Erik Hansen discuss the similarities between the evolution of life and the evolution of technology. Both are constantly increasing in complexity, and as Kevin explains, some developments or inventions are inevitable. Why does this matter? I'll let Kevin explain:

In a certain sense, we have an obligation, a social obligation, a moral obligation, to increase the varieties and the kinds of technologies in the world in the hopes that we can make the technology that would really, truly liberate and unleash the creative geniuses of all the people born in the world.

Get a whole lot smarter today, just by reading this interview.

Shelley Dolley posted this on January 6, 2011, in Cool Friends.
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