Continuing the lunch-time video habit, I ended up watching a speech by Kevin Kelly about "technology's story." As a one-time Whole Earth Catalog editor, you might expect him to think outside the proverbial box -- he doesn't disappoint, dismissing how engineers see these tools, and talking about how we might consider our technology (without which we'd be toast) a seventh kingdom of life, with an evolution and urges of its own.
The talk is a very nice redux of his book, What Technology Wants, which I read a couple of months ago. I found most of his written arguments compelling, peppered with a couple pies in the sky. If Amazon auto-generated per-book hash-tags, I'd aim you at the comments my Kindle tweeted about the book.
In another intersection, I've been following the Quantified Self movement, another of his brain children. I find the most interesting thing about "self quantifiers" is how easily we humans graft technology right onto our bodies. (Nike+, GPS, bluetools, eyeglasses) I guess we'll know what technology wants, once we're all cyborgs.
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