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What Technology Wants

    By Kevin Kelly
"More thriller than primer, this is the best technology book I have ever read." -Nicholas Negroponte, author of "Being Digital"

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.


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Publisher Penguin Books
Publish date 09/27/2011
Pages 406
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ISBN-10 0143120174
Language English

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