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“Humans are the reproductive organs of technology.”
Kevin Kelly, What Technology Wants
“‎What color is a chameleon placed on a mirror?
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The chameleon responding to its own shifting image is an apt analog of the human world of fashion. Taken as a whole, what are fads but the response of a hive mind to its own reflection?
In a 21st-century society wired into instantaneous networks, marketing is the mirror; the collective consumer is the chameleon.”
Kevin Kelly, Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World
“Our mission as humans is not only to discover our fullest selves in the technium, and to find full contentment, but to expand the possibilities for others. Greater technology will selfishly unleash our talents, but it will also unselfishly unleash others: our children, and all children to come.”
Kevin Kelly, What Technology Wants
“...the proper response to a lousy idea is not to stop thinking. It is to come up with a better idea.”
Kevin Kelly, What Technology Wants
“Extrapolated, technology wants what life wants:
Increasing efficiency
Increasing opportunity
Increasing emergence
Increasing complexity
Increasing diversity
Increasing specialization
Increasing ubiquity
Increasing freedom
Increasing mutualism
Increasing beauty
Increasing sentience
Increasing structure
Increasing evolvability”
Kevin Kelly, What Technology Wants
“The smallest thought could not exist unless the entire universe and the laws of physics were in some way encouraging it.”
Kevin Kelly, What Technology Wants
“the laws of nature are rigged in favor of life.” In this view, “life emerges from a soup in the same dependable way that a crystal emerges from a saturated solution,”
Kevin Kelly, What Technology Wants
“Humans are the reproductive organs of technology. We multiply manufactured artifacts and spread ideas and memes.”
Kevin Kelly, What Technology Wants
“We are reaching deep within ourselves to adjust the master knob.”
Kevin Kelly, What Technology Wants
“One thing you should not fear is competition. They only help to raise your game and build a better product. If they are better than you, you deserve to lose." Peldi in Do! the pursuit of xceptional execution”
Kevin Kelly


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