What Technology Wants

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What Technology Wants
What Technology Wants, Book Cover Art.jpg
First edition
AuthorKevin Kelly
LanguageEnglish
SubjectsCulture, Human, Life, Technology
PublisherViking Press
Publication date
2010
Media typePrint (Hardback)
Pages416
ISBN978-0-670-02215-1

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

Summary[edit]

The opening chapter of What Technology Wants, entitled "My Question", chronicles an early period in the author's life and conveys a sense of how he went from being a nomadic traveler with few possessions to a co-founder of Wired.[1][2] The book invokes a giant force – the technium – which is "the greater, global, massively interconnected system of technology vibrating around us".[3][4]

In November 2014, Kelly gave a SALT talk (Seminars About Long-term Thinking) for the Long Now Foundation titled "Technium Unbound",[5] where he explained and expanded upon the ideas from his books What Technology Wants and Out of Control.

Criticism[edit]

Kelly's book has been criticized for espousing a teleological view of biological evolution that is rejected by some scientists, and for promoting a "bizarre neo-mystical progressivism"(Jerry Coyne).[3]

Editions[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelly, K. (2010). What Technology Wants pp. 1-17. New York: Penguin Group.
  2. ^ "Wired Co-Founder Kevin Kelly on 'What Technology Wants'". 7x7 Bay Area. 2010-10-24. Retrieved 2019-12-19.
  3. ^ a b Jerry Coyne (November 5, 2010). "Better All the Time". The New York Times. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
  4. ^ Susan Jane Gilman (October 26, 2010). "'What Technology Wants' Tracks The Tech Evolution". NPR. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
  5. ^ Technium Unbound

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