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What does technology want? That’s the question Kevin Kelly explored in his new talk. Kelly presented a new definition of technology: ‘anything useful invented by a mind’ – whether it be a hammer or …

What does technology want? That’s the question Kevin Kelly explored in his new talk. Kelly presented a new definition of technology: ‘anything useful invented by a mind’ – whether it be a hammer or the rule of law. So technology is more than gadgets; it’s part of a great story that started long ago, an extension of life and it is moving through us.

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  • 1.  
  • 2. The World Without Technology
  • 3.  
  • 4. Banker’s hours
  • 5.  
  • 6. Extinction of Megafuana
  • 7. World without technology
    • Early Food
    • Technology
  • 8. World without technology External Stomach
  • 9. 2 km/year
  • 10.  
  • 11. Prehistoric Climate Change
  • 12. The Most Powerful Force in the World
  • 13. Power Use Technium Us
  • 14.  
  • 15. Humanity is our greatest invention and we are not done yet.
  • 16. The Technium
  • 17. Technology is anything invented after you were born. - Alan Kay
  • 18. Technology is anything that doesn’t work yet. - Danny Hillis
  • 19. “ Technology” -- a new term.
  • 20. First modern use of term 1829
  • 21. Technology is anything useful invented by a mind.
  • 22. Technology is a cosmic force….
  • 23. Major phases of the universe Big Bang Time (log) Dominant Force
  • 24. E M I
  • 25. Self-Organization
  • 26. Exotropy
  • 27. Technium
  • 28. Energy density Erg/g/s /s/g Time (years) /s/g Now /s/g T Society Brains Animals Planets Stars Galaxies Plants Computers
  • 29. Complexity Diversity Specialization Mutualism Ubiquity Sentience Evolvability Exotropy
  • 30. Complexity Diversity Specialization Mutualism Ubiquity Sentience Evolvability Exotropy
  • 31.  
  • 32. Spark Catchers
  • 33. Specialization
  • 34.  
  • 35.  
  • 36. Technology: The 7th Kingdom of Life
  • 37. Te Technology has its own agenda.
  • 38. Technology is selfish Technology is generous
  • 39. Technologies are inevitable
  • 40. The Web is inevitable.
  • 41. Simultaneous invention is normal.
  • 42. Alphabet leads to linear thinking.
  • 43. The pill encourages feminism.
  • 44. Technology wants
  • 45. Technology gives progress
  • 46.  
  • 47.  
  • 48. 6,000 species 10,000 objects
  • 49. 18,000 objects
  • 50. Better than a king
  • 51. Technology is selfish Technology is generous
  • 52. Precautionary Principle leads to nowhere.
  • 53. PRO-ACTIONS 1 Anticipate 2 Eternal Assessment 3 Prioritize Risks 4 Restitution of Harm 5 Relocation
  • 54. 2
  • 55. Bad idea?
  • 56. No ideas
  • 57. Bad idea?
  • 58. Better ideas
  • 59. Better ideas = Technology
  • 60. Bad technology
  • 61. Better technology.
  • 62. Our job as humans: To parent our mind children.
  • 63. Every technology is a creative force looking for the right job.
  • 64. There are no bad technologies.
  • 65. Differences Diversity Options Choices Opportunities Possibilities Freedoms
  • 66. Opportunities which create new territories of opportunities.
  • 67. Convivial expressions Collaboration Flexibility Decentralization Transparency
  • 68.  
  • 69. Technology wants clean water.
  • 70. Complexity Diversity Specialization Mutualism Ubiquity Sentience Evolvability Exotropy
  • 71.  
  • 72. THANK YOU.
  • 73.