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Kevin Kelly
Works at KK* — I write about the culture of technology. I'm an off-the-chart optimist. Currently Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. Publisher of the daily review of Cool Tools. Resident philosopher at the Technium.
Attended Westfield High School
Lives in Pacifica, CA
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What the world needs right now is some more gnarl. You know, that complicated twisty mess we know as nature and life. I happen to have some gnarl I've been collecting. Enjoy.
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So, you are a Rudy Rucker fan! ::highfive::
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Success! I am now airport reading. Found at the Portland ME airport.
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First for me, too.

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Stewart Brand does a masterful job in summarizing my Long Now talk on long-term thinking about the next 30 years.

https://medium.com/@stewartbrand/digital-is-just-getting-started-7939587f343e#.xwv0pvock
The following is a summary of Kevin Kelly’s Seminar “The Next 30 Digital Years”, presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s Seminars About Long-term Th…
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Suitably weird. Posters for my Japan visit. Love it.
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Glitch art? FAX glitch art?
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I'm talking tonight at the Long Now Seminar on Long Term Thinking in SF. It's sold out but you can stream it. http://longnow.org/seminars/02016/jul/14/next-30-digital-years/ …
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Now this is what a well-read book looks like. The father of Derek Sivers tagged scores of pages in my Cool Tools book. This kind of attention is heaven for an author! It's also the proper way to read this catalog of possibilities.

https://www.amazon.com/Cool-Tools-Possibilities-Kevin-Kelly/dp/1940689007?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&tag=thebooklab-20
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This damn book is so expensive to own! But we've got great pleasure from using the tools therein.
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The Japanese edition of my new book is supremely elegant in that Japanese design way. It's niftily compact. They picked my favorite color, too.
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Impossible to miss
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Just back from the launch of my book in Tokyo, I had one free day to roam the nearby seaside town of Kamakura, Japan. My photo log from that quick trip back in time.

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I spent a great day back around 1985 wandering from shrine to shrine in Kamakura.
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I am in Tokyo today as Pokemon Go is finally launched in Japan. Within hours productivity plunged to zero. I asked the audience of 500 how many had played Pokemon already this first day? 40% answered yes. All are over 30 years old.
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I list 24 ways you are tracked on a regular basis in the US.
http://www.techinsider.io/how-youre-tracked-on-a-regular-basis-2016-6
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In 50 years the norm? More like 15.
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Next week I'll be in Tokyo to launch the Japanese language edition of
The Inevitable. On Saturday, July 23 I'll be speaking at a Wired Japan event in Tokyo.
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OK, what happens when robo cars are common? Jan Chipchase has some good ideas about the second order effects. https://medium.com/hidden-in-plain-sight/15-more-concepts-in-autonomous-mobility-8fd1c794e466#.pzev5q8ds
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Very interesting. Also see my essay, "Can Robots Be Trusted?" https://medium.com/krytic-l/can-robots-be-trusted-b187239b7005#.5ol66es4w
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I am Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. I helped launch Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor until January 1999. I am currently editor and publisher of the popular Cool Tools, True Film, and Street Use websites. From 1984-1990 I was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news. I co-founded the ongoing Hackers' Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. I authored the best-selling "New Rules for the New Economy," and the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, "Out of Control." I co-founded the All Species Inventory, a taxonmic initiative to catalog all the species on Earth. I am also a charter board member of the Long Now Foundation which is building a monumental clock to tick for 10,000 years.
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  • KK* — I write about the culture of technology. I'm an off-the-chart optimist. Currently Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. Publisher of the daily review of Cool Tools. Resident philosopher at the Technium.
    Editor, Author, Amateur Philosopher, 2000 - present
  • Wired
    Executive Editor, 1992 - 1999
  • Whole Earth Catalog
    Editor, Publisher, 1984 - 1990
  • Bell Helicopter Textron
    Editor, 1978 - 1979
  • University of Georgia
    Lab Assistant, 1982 - 1984
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Cryptolocker Thieves Likely Making 'Millions' As Bitcoin Breaks $1,000
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Mark Zuckerberg, the Hacker Way and the Art of the Founder’s Letter
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For a founder of a highly touted Internet company undertaking an IPO, the “Letter to Shareholders” in the S-1 prospectus has become a ra...