Kevin Kelly: John Markoff on The Next Wave

The Next Wave A Conversation With John Markoff [7.16.15] EXTRACT What worries me about the future of Silicon Valley, is that one-dimensionality, that it’s not a Renaissance culture, it’s an engineering culture. It’s an engineering culture that believes that it’s revolutionary, but it’s actually not that revolutionary. The Valley has, for a long time, mined …

Kevin Kelly: BitCoin Block Chain Next Internet?

This is the best tech article this year (so far). Newsy, with context. Welcome to the chainiacs! There’s a blockchain for that! The code that secures Bitcoin could also power an alternate Internet. First, though, it has to work.

Stewart Brand: Kevin Kelly on Holos Rising

When Kevin Kelly looked up the definition of ?superorganism? on Wikipedia, he found this: ?A collection of agents which can act in concert to produce phenomena governed by the collective.? The source cited was Kevin Kelly, in his 01994 book, Out of Control. His 02014 perspective is that humanity has come to dwell in a …

Worth a Look: Kevin Kelly on Cool Tools

Cool Tools is a highly curated selection of the best tools available for individuals and small groups. Tools include hand tools, maps, how-to books, vehicles, software, specialized devices, gizmos, websites — and anything useful. Tools are selected and presented in the book if they are the best of kind, the cheapest, or the only thing …