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The Technium: The Shirky Principle

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I think this observation is brilliant. It reminds me of the clarity of the Peter Principle, which says that a person in an organization will be promoted to the level of their incompetence. At which point their past achievements will prevent them from being fired, but their incompetence at this new level will prevent them from being promoted again, so they stagnate in their incompetence.

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Big Picture Science – Since Sliced Bread: Kevin Kelly

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Keen On… Kevin Kelly: What Is the Future of Technology?

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Andrew Keen interviews Kevin Kelly, author of What Technology Wants.







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The Technium: Better Than Free

The internet is a copy machine. At its most foundational level, it copies every action, every character, every thought we make while we ride upon it. In order to send a message from one corner of the internet to another, the protocols of communication demand that the whole message be copied along the way several times. IT companies make a lot of money selling equipment that facilitates this ceaseless copying. Every bit of data ever produced on any computer is copied somewhere. The digital economy is thus run on a river of copies. Unlike the mass-produced reproductions of the machine age, these copies are not just cheap, they are free.

 

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The Technium: What Bits Want

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Digital bits have lives. They work for us, but we totally ignore them. What do bits really want? Here are the life stories of four different bits.

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Language, the original singularity

I had the massive pleasure of hanging out with Kevin KellyTim Oreilly and many others.

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The Technium: The Shirky Principle

"Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution." -- Clay Shirky

I think this observation is brilliant. It reminds me of the clarity of the Peter Principle, which says that a person in an organization will be promoted to the level of their incompetence. At which point their past achievements will prevent them from being fired, but their incompetence at this new level will prevent them from being promoted again, so they stagnate in their incompetence.

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Believing in the impossible – Kevin Kelly talk

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There’s always something – usually many things – that I find interesting in a talk from Kevin Kelly. In this talk at LinuxCon he is in “thinking big” mode, placing the evolution of technology within the context of human history and the story of the whole planet – his model of the technium, seeing all technology as a network, effectively a super-organism that is evolving and growing rapidly. He explored this idea in his book,What Technology Wants.

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