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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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Paints a picture of what you type. Kind of.
https://www.wordseye.com/
WordsEye lets you type a picture! Create 3D scenes simply by describing them and share your creations with friends. A new world of visual expression and a new way to communicate and express yourself online.
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I'll be sending our weekly newsletter out on Sunday. It gives you 6 quick recommendations for neat stuff. Now with 4,000 subscribers. Join here: http://recomendo.com/?utm_campaign=Issue&utm_content=forwarded&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Recomendo
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Pinker gives really good arguments why bioethicists have too much sway right now and why we should "get them out of the way."

http://www.ipscell.com/2015/08/stevenpinker/
CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology is red-hot right now. It has great power for research in the lab and there are hypothetical transformative clinical applications of CRISPR too. The latter efforts could include experimental attempts at reversal of disease-causing mutations in one-cell … Continue reading →
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Where's Rorschach when we need him? "No compromises".
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Behold my map door. I affixed squares pieces from US geological maps of Utah to my studio door for the best entrance.
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The best!
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Past several weeks Humpback whales have breached as they feast on herring, like this one I caught off our town pier.
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This is the best technical guessimate of how Magic Leap's VR technology works; it matches what I saw in person. http://uploadvr.com/magic-leap-how-it-works/ …
We take a closer look at patents, interviews, articles, and more to demystify the tech world's most mysterious upcoming device: Magic Leap.
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I can't deal with the cable. I'll wait for the implants.
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Problem with biometrics: When your personal pattern code leaks, there’s no password reset button that can change it. https://www.wired.com/2016/08/hackers-trick-facial-recognition-logins-photos-facebook-thanks-zuck/
Researchers use online photos to create 3-D renders of faces and successfully dupe four facial recognition systems.
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No RESOLUTION possible?
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A genuinely helpful tutorial on ray tracing animation technique done in the style of a 1950s Disney short. Brilliantly done.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frLwRLS_ZR0
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There is no such things as general purpose intelligence. Human intelligence is not general purpose; it is specialized. AI researcher Yann LaCun explains a bit in this AMA on Quora.

"It seems humbling to us, humans, that our brains are not general learning machines, but it’s true. Our brains are incredibly specialized, despite their apparent adaptability."

https://www.quora.com/session/Yann-LeCun/1





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in conglomerate we are fairly stupid, its been already demonstrated too often in history. Any robot around to manage the world?
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Podcasts sell books. I did podcast interviews in June at launch date and a bunch later in July, now starting to air. This charts the Amazon ranking over time. Lower number (#1) is better.
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Heard you on Tim's podcast & can't wait to read this one. When does it come out on Kindle in India? It shows unavailable on Kindle in India right now.
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My first book is selected in the best of biz books compendium, now in its third edition.
https://800ceoread.com/products/100-best-business-books-of-all-time-jack-covert-todd-sattersten-sally-haldorson-english?selected=638051
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Congratulations!

Out of Control was one of the first books on complexity I read -- 20 years ago now! -- and it blew my mind. My 20-year-old review is at https://www-users.cs.york.ac.uk/susan/books/pages/k/KevinKelly.htm#7741
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For my Japanese friends, Katsura Hattori wrote up a synopsis of my book talk in Japan. In Japanese, of course.

http://gs.dhw.ac.jp/news/160801.html
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デジタルハリウッド大学大学院の公式サイト、ニュースのページです。本大学院は、21世紀からの超高度情報化社会において、デジタルコミュニケーションを駆使して、社会に対する「変革」を起こす人材を輩出するために設立された社会人のための専門職大学院です。
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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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Boing Boing
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A directory of wonderful things: boingboing.net

The Rise of Twitter Bots
www.newyorker.com

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
www.forbes.com

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

Laughing Squid
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art, culture & technology

Fever Dream of a Guilt-Ridden Gadget Reporter
gizmodo.com

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...