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10/31/16
Kevin Kelly and The Inevitable.
Filed under: Observ. Trends
Posted by: site admin @ 7:45 am

One of the books that was on my desk recently was
Kevin Kelly’s, The Inevitable that talks about trends
and expectations of the world we are surrounded by
and influence our moods, behaviors and thinking.

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I was struck by his ideas that are based on how the Internet,
algorithms, wireless-instantaneous-sharing-free-copying
and unconscious human attitudes are influencing us.
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KK also can lead us to interesting websites to expand
things further.  Not all of it is comforting to read and 
ponder.   In a sense it is open access networking and
mayhem where the last utterance or image dominates 
in an unfiltered and non-curated way.
He calls some rules out for blog readers yet the comments
offer:
‘whatever kind of renaissance you call it, is no different.
The destiny is ultimately dictated by the dominant forces
of political economy and not by the sophistication of
technology or networks themselves.’

2 Responses to “Kevin Kelly and The Inevitable.”

  1. site admin Says:


    BLOG CONNECTIONS
    The Technium (inevitable) 
    Extrapolations 
  2. site admin Says:


    According to digital culture expert Kevin Kelly, the
    modern attention economy is increasingly one where
    the consumer product costs nothing to reproduce and
    the problem facing the supplier of the product lies in
    adding valuable intangibles that cannot be reproduced
    at any cost.

    He identifies these intangibles as: 
    -Immediacy - priority access, immediate delivery
    -Personalization - tailored just for you
    -Interpretation - support and guidance
    -Authenticity - how can you be sure it is the real thing?
    -Accessibility - wherever, whenever
    -Embodiment - books, live music
    -Patronage - “paying simply because it feels good”,
    -Findability - “When there are millions of books, millions
      of songs, millions of films, millions of applications,
       millions of everything requesting our attention — and
       most of it free — being found is valuable.”

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