Reviewing Kevin Kelly’s, “The Inevitable”

Kevin Kelly doesn’t attempt to predict any minutia, but rather large paradigm shifts. As an example, two hundred years ago, he might have foreseen the industrial revolution, but not the Ford model-T. This high-level thinking and abstraction helps us put our current progress into perspective and allows us to understand the shifts already underway. The Book Review my Larry Schmitt from The Inovo Group summarizes Kelly’s 12 main trends very nice: Becoming – We are in a state of unceasing change and are continually learning and adapting (we are constant ‘newbies’) to the new that is unlike anything that was before. Cognifying – …

Blown to Bits

This book is a must read for techies and laymen alike. Technology has such a profound influence in our daily lives, and Abelson, Ledeen, and Lewis provide the much needed perspective for our new world. The authors are not young hipster CEOs from the remnants of the .com bubble, but rather seasoned players in the computer realm. Abelson is the class of 1922 professor of Electrical Engeneering and Comp Sci at MIT! After doing the math, that can’t be right; can it? Anyway, they’re not young is what I’m saying. They got into the game before it was cool or …