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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.
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Lives in Pacifica, CA
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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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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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In a few weeks our annual Quantified Self conference blasts off in San Francisco. This year its an expo as well as meetup and conference with talks. It all happens at Fort Mason on June 20. It's a great opportunity for anyone interested in the latest in sensors and self monitoring. I have a few "friends" discount coupons here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qs15-quantified-self-conference-and-exposition-tickets-6875146749?access=qs15friend&utm_source=ALL+QS&utm_campaign=90a2d53966-2013_QS_Global_Conference_Invite7_9_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d9979d489f-90a2d53966-84961361
Welcome to the Quantified Self 2015 Global Conference and Expo!       The Quantified Self 2015 Global Conference and Expo will be our seventh gathering of the global community of self-trackers and tool-makers. This will be a working meeting with attendees coming from many of the 100+ QS groups worldwide. It's a place to gather, inspire, and learn from each other as we share our self-tracking projects, collaborate on new ideas, and discuss the fu...
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Paul Ehrlich was wrong about the Population Bomb. So was Stewart Brand. But Brand admits his mistake, while Erlich won't. Good retro spective by the NYTimes.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/01/us/the-unrealized-horrors-of-population-explosion.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0
In 1968, a book by a Stanford biologist predicted doom for the planet in coming decades. Whatever became of the population bomb?
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Ehrlich's fears were really steeped in racism.
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Snowden's whistleblowing changed US government's privacy policy but it has not change individuals' privacy behavior. http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2015/5/186025-privacy-behaviors-after-snowden/fulltext
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my understanding is when you get some, then you going to lose some, can't have all,
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If true, this is an unexpected scenario: Africa becomes the main event later this century.
 
The world is poised to change dramatically over the next century, and in ways that you might not expect.
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Draw a circle with a 500 mile radius and center it on North Korea. More than half of the world's current population lives inside of that circle. Africa is growing fast, but Asia is far more active.
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Quantified Self and science.
 
Don Norman being intervened by Susannah Fox on user-centered Design in digital health at Quantified Self Public Health conference at Calit2's Qualcomm Institute today.

Funded be the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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Hey, our jet packs are here!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czy0pXRRZcs
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Yes, Kevin and there in Dubai, awesome !!!!
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Nicely drawn single chart view of the full spectrum of life in evolutionary time. http://cdn1.buuteeq.com/upload/12775/evo-large.gif
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+Richard Japenga if you're looking for the dataset, your best bet might be the OToL: https://tree.opentreeoflife.org/
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I think gestures are the future of user inputs to our devices. This tiny radar chip is one sensor that will enable this shift away from keyboards.

http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com/post/120211305176/project-soli-another-announced-project-from-google
Project SoliAnother announced project from Google ATAP today in collaboration with Ottica (and other partners) developing interactive method using small RADAR chips and finger gestures: “Project Soli...
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Looks to me (in the case of this graphic) like swiping (itself a gesture) would make more sense and be easier to understand. The particular gesture shown here is very skeuomorphic. Us old guys can see that it's like twirling a knob to set the time on a watch, but for those that have never had watches/clocks that require time to be set with such an old fashioned method this motion is both convoluted and not logical. There is likley much better use cases (yes.. not enough to time read the article :) )
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I can see them now, the Mad Max Fury theme camps at Burning Man.
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Only, at Burning Man it's "Two enter. Two leave..."
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The high school yearbook is one way to leave your final mark on the class that you’ve been with for years. Graduating seniors also know that, by the end of the year, they’re just ready to get the heck out of there. And as you can see from the people...
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I remember one kid in our class who waded out in to the lake to take his senior photo.
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Cardboard and crumpled newsprint make a formidable giant robot at yesterday's MakerFaire. This event gets better every year.
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It was great...highly recommended for getting your geek on! 
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The Rise of Twitter Bots
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The ease of crafting bots has created fertile ground for such automated shenanigans as proving our susceptibility to certain typos.

Cryptolocker Thieves Likely Making 'Millions' As Bitcoin Breaks $1,000
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A dreaded new form of malware that encrypts files and demands a ransom in Bitcoin has affected thousands of people in the U.K., and is sprea

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Fever Dream of a Guilt-Ridden Gadget Reporter
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I trudge past several million dollars worth of 3DTVs, looking for a good place to take a shit. The toilets are all filthy. CES attendees are

Mark Zuckerberg, the Hacker Way and the Art of the Founder’s Letter
www.wired.com

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...