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The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future, by Kevin Kelly

Viking Edition - Reissue June 2017, 336 Pages (English)
The last book of Kevin KellyThe new edition of Wired magazine, co-founder and publisher of Wired magazine in 1993, has just been reissued last June and is considered the best-seller of the year when it is released in 2016 in the United States. To understand the twelve technological forces that will shape our next thirty years.
The Inevitable gives us an optimistic view of the future. Kevin Kelly describes the transformations going on in our lives - RV, artificial intelligence - and shows how they co-construct and influence each other. These changes will revolutionize the way we work, shop, learn and communicate. Understanding them will allow us to better understand our relationship with technology.
Much of what will happen in the next thirty years, thanks to major technological trends such as artificial intelligence, is the driving force behind this book. In this fascinating and deliberately provocative book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic roadmap for the future, seeking to identify the technologies that will most influence us over the next 30 years. Kelly could not fail to intervene in the current debate about the future of AI and the concerns it currently raises, particularly around the theme of "super intelligence" and the possibility that our technological creations will surpass their human parents and precipitate, at best, a Singularity that will lead us to a technological paradise or, at worst, our extinction.
Kelly shares his vision on twelve technological forces that will shape the next three decades, such as artificial intelligence, mass collaboration, the " quadrillage " of surfaces and the neglect of owned assets.
These greater forces will completely revolutionize the way we buy, work, learn and communicate with each other. By understanding and embracing them," says Kelly, "it will be easier for us to stay abreast of the next wave of change and to organize our day-to-day relationships with technology in a way that maximizes its benefits.

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