Wired Co-founder Kevin Kelly joins Moe Abdou to discuss his philosophy on living a meaningful life, the evolution of Wired Magazine, and technology trends that he shares in his new book, The Inevitable.
The Technological Forces That Will Shape Your Future
For nearly three decades now, Kevin Kelly has been one of the more prolific technology thinkers and journalists of our time. Since my introduction to Wired Magazine, which he co-founded in the early 1990s, I’ve marveled at his ability to synthesize ideas, analyze and predict technology trends; and most importantly, inject his candid authenticity in everything he does. He is, first and foremost a fabulous human being who never shies from charting his own path, and whether or not you’re familiar with his writing, the one undeniable truth that you’ll always find woven in his work is a contagious sense of optimism.
“We cannot expand our self, and our collective self, without making holes in our heart...” he states in his latest book, The Inevitable: Understanding The 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future. “...We are stretching our boundaries and widening the small container that holds our identity. It can be painful. Of course, there will be rips and tears. Late-night infomercials and endless web pages of about-to-be-obsolete gizmos are hardly uplifting techniques, but the path to our enlargement is very prosaic, humdrum, and everyday. When we imagine a better future, we should factor in this constant discomfort.”
In usual Kelly fashion, his interpretations are convincing; and as you’ll discover in this thoughtful dialogue with him, your tomorrows are bound to infinitely more exciting than today.
Here’s a sample of what we discuss:
How he simplifies the complex
The evolution & ultimate takeoff of Wired Magazine
Why he sees the world more from a Protopian perspective
The promise & dangers of Artificial Intelligence
The optimal way to manage your privacy
Why Virtual Reality will be the most social of social networks
Why time wealth matters more than monetary wealth