Technology is
anything
invented after
you were born.
- Alan Kay
Technology is
anything that
doesn’t work
yet.
- Danny Hillis
The Technium
Plants want light
What evolution wants
Complexity
Diversity
Specialization
Mutualism
Ubiquity
Sentience
Evolvability
Exotropy
Spark Catchers
Specialization
Technology:
The 7th
Kingdom
of Life
What technology wants
Technology
wants
Complexity
Diversity
Specialization
Mutualism
Ubiquity
Sentience
Evolvability
Exotropy
Energy density
Erg/g/s/
s/g
Time (years)/s/g
Now/
s/g
TSociety
Brains
Animals
Planets
Stars
Galaxies
Plants
Computers
Te
Technology
has its own
agenda.
Power Use
Technium
Us
Simultaneous invention
is normal.
Moore's Law
Prohibition
doesn’t work
Chert knife with horn handle, $50
Technologies
are
inevitable
The Web is inevitable.
World without technology
Early Food
Technology
World without technology
External
Stomach
2 km/year
Extinction of Megafuana
Prehistoric Climate Change
TheThe
Most PowerfulMost Powerful
ForceForce
in the Worldin the World
Humanity is our
greatest invention
and we are not
done yet.
Technology
is selfish
Technology
serves us
Alphabet leads to linear
thinking.
Techno Planet
Technology wants
clean water.
Bad idea?
Better ideas
Bad technology
Better technology.
Our job as
humans:
To parent our
mind children.
Every
technology
is a
creative
force
looking for
the right
job.
There are no bad
technologies.
Convivial expressions
Collaboration
Flexibility
Decentralization
Transparency
Differences
Diversity
Options
Choices
Opportunities
Possibilities
Freedoms
6,000 species
10,000 objects
18,000 objects
$2
Better
than a
king
Technology
is a cosmic force….
Self-
Organization
Technium
Thank you.
kk@kk.org
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  1. 1. Technology is anything invented after you were born. - Alan Kay
  2. 2. Technology is anything that doesn’t work yet. - Danny Hillis
  3. 3. The Technium
  4. 4. Plants want light
  5. 5. What evolution wants
  6. 6. Complexity Diversity Specialization Mutualism Ubiquity Sentience Evolvability Exotropy
  7. 7. Spark Catchers
  8. 8. Specialization
  9. 9. Technology: The 7th Kingdom of Life
  10. 10. What technology wants
  11. 11. Technology wants
  12. 12. Complexity Diversity Specialization Mutualism Ubiquity Sentience Evolvability Exotropy
  13. 13. Energy density Erg/g/s/ s/g Time (years)/s/g Now/ s/g TSociety Brains Animals Planets Stars Galaxies Plants Computers
  14. 14. Te Technology has its own agenda.
  15. 15. Power Use Technium Us
  16. 16. Simultaneous invention is normal.
  17. 17. Moore's Law
  18. 18. Prohibition doesn’t work
  19. 19. Chert knife with horn handle, $50
  20. 20. Technologies are inevitable
  21. 21. The Web is inevitable.
  22. 22. World without technology Early Food Technology
  23. 23. World without technology External Stomach
  24. 24. 2 km/year
  25. 25. Extinction of Megafuana
  26. 26. Prehistoric Climate Change
  27. 27. TheThe Most PowerfulMost Powerful ForceForce in the Worldin the World
  28. 28. Humanity is our greatest invention and we are not done yet.
  29. 29. Technology is selfish Technology serves us
  30. 30. Alphabet leads to linear thinking.
  31. 31. Techno Planet
  32. 32. Technology wants clean water.
  33. 33. Bad idea?
  34. 34. Better ideas
  35. 35. Bad technology
  36. 36. Better technology.
  37. 37. Our job as humans: To parent our mind children.
  38. 38. Every technology is a creative force looking for the right job.
  39. 39. There are no bad technologies.
  40. 40. Convivial expressions Collaboration Flexibility Decentralization Transparency
  41. 41. Differences Diversity Options Choices Opportunities Possibilities Freedoms
  42. 42. 6,000 species 10,000 objects
  43. 43. 18,000 objects
  44. 44. $2
  45. 45. Better than a king
  46. 46. Technology is a cosmic force….
  47. 47. Self- Organization
  48. 48. Technium
  49. 49. Thank you. kk@kk.org
  50. 50. What Technology Wants What Technology Wants

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