The well-known author Kevin Kelly who has recently published his newest book, What Technology Wants, will be answering questions and presenting his views during the first NMC webinar on January 18th. The book takes a broad look at technology and culture, from the big bang to the modern internet:
” It suggests that technology as a whole is not just a jumble of wires and metal but a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies. Kelly looks out through the eyes of this global technological system to discover “what it wants.” Kelly uses vivid examples from the past to trace technology’s long course, and then follows a dozen trajectories of technology into the near future to project where technology is headed.
This new theory of technology offers three practical lessons: By listening to what technology wants we can better prepare ourselves and our children for the inevitable technologies to come. By adopting the principles of pro-action and engagement, we can steer technologies into their best roles. And by aligning ourselves with the long-term imperatives of this near-living system, we can capture its full gifts.”
January 18th, 11 pt, 2 et. This Connect@NMC webinar take place in the New Media Consortium Adobe Connect Seminar room at http://go.nmc.org/connect-nmc and is free and open to anyone interested in participating