SA 040: Kevin Kelly on Dealing With Change, and the Technological Forces that will Shape Our Future

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly talks about his new book, The Inevitable, how to use change to your advantage, and developing the entrepreneurial skills that we need to be the best, and prepare ourselves for the coming change over the next 20 years. We also talk about the scientific process being the best invention of the last 200 years.

Guest Bio:

Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor for its first seven years. His new book for Viking/Penguin is called The Inevitable, with a publication date of June 6, 2016. He is also founding editor and co-publisher of the popular Cool Tools website, which has been reviewing tools daily since 2003. From 1984-1990 Kelly was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. He co-founded the ongoing Hackers’ Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. His books include the best-selling New Rules for the New Economy, the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, Out of Control, a graphic novel about robots and angels, The Silver Cord, an oversize catalog of the best of Cool Tools, and his summary theory of technology in What Technology Wants (2010).


Some Questions We Ask:

  • What are his thoughts on our ability to control the technology to use it the right way rather than having technology control us?
  • Will physical books go away?
  • If he could have dinner with one person he admires, past or present, who would it be and why?
    • Jesus

What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

  • Embracing fear versus feeling fear
  • The most important skills that people should be thinking about developing over the next 10, 20, 30 years
  • The scientific method as an invention itself, and if there will be a process that might replace it
  • The 5 to 10 year implications of artificial intelligence and virtual reality on a classroom, and on how people are learning in the K-12 setting


Book: The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that Will Shape Our Future

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