Join us for our 2nd entrepreneurial book discussion! Our book is:
The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
We'll start with a quick summary of Kelly's insights, and then discuss some of his more intriguing and surprising takeaways. We'll also discuss implications for media and journalism.
Join the table for a relaxed book luncheon discussion. This is a small group discussion, not a lecture. Please read the book in advance to make the most of the discussion. Brown bag style — feel free to bring your own lunch, we'll provide a light snack.
Description from Amazon: (https://www.amazon.com/Inevitable-Understanding-Technological-Forces-Future/dp/0143110373/ref=mt_paperback?_encoding=UTF8&me=)
"A New York Times Bestseller
From one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the twelve technological imperatives that will shape the next thirty years and transform our lives.
Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives—from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture—can be understood as the result of a few long-term, accelerating forces.
Kelly both describes these deep trends—interacting, cognifying, flowing, screening, accessing, sharing, filtering, remixing, tracking, and questioning—and demonstrates how they overlap and are codependent on one another. These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we buy, work, learn, and communicate with each other..."
About the Author Kevin Kelly helped launch Wired magazine and was its executive editor for its first seven years. He has written for The New York Times, The Economist, Science, Time, and The Wall Street Journal among many other publications. His previous books include Out of Control, New Rules for the New Economy, Cool Tools, and What Technology Wants. Currently Senior Maverick at Wired, Kelly lives in Pacifica, California.