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November 30, 2012 - Comments Off on The MechCast 207: What Podcasting Wants

The MechCast 207: What Podcasting Wants

We finally convene for the Sandy-delayed recording of the podcast to discuss Kevin Kelly's book What Technology Wants. Ben, Dave and I do our best to remember what our notes mean since they were written down two months ago when we read the book. Despite the delay we end up having a lively conversation about technology, the future, and human nature.


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October 17, 2012 - Comments Off on What Technology Wants: The Reading Mechanism

What Technology Wants: The Reading Mechanism

We are going back to our book club and for this edition we are reading futurist and Wired co-founder Kevin Kelly's What Technology Wants. Read along and join us in a few weeks when we discuss the book in a podcast.


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.