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What Technology Wants

PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAM

With Kevin Kelly

Monday, October 18, 2010 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM

 
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

Description:

In a brand-new view of technology, co-founder of Wired magazine Kevin Kelly suggests that it is not just a jumble of wires and metal, but rather it is a living, evolving organism that has its own unconscious needs and tendencies.

Kelly looks out through the eyes of the global technological system to discover "what it wants." He uses vivid examples from the past to trace technology's long course and then follows a dozen trajectories of technology into the near future to project where it is headed.

This new theory of technology offers three practical lessons: By listening to what technology wants we can better prepare ourselves and our children for the inevitable technologies to come. By adopting the principles of pro-action and engagement, we can steer technologies into their best roles. And by aligning ourselves with the long-term imperatives of this near-living system, we can capture its full gifts.

LIVE WEBCAST AT APPROX 5:40 PM ET

Generous funding of the Carnegie Council's 2010–2011 sustainability programming has been provided by Hewlett-Packard and by Booz & Company.

FEES FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS PROGRAMS:

Non-members: $25 per event
Free admission for subscribers. Seating is limited and advance reservations are required. To purchase a subscription, go to Membership.

Morning Public Affairs Programs
Continental breakfast served at 8:00 AM. Presentations begin at 8:15 AM, followed by a question-and-answer session from 8:45 to 9:15 AM.

Evening Public Affairs Programs
Presentations begin at 5:30 PM, followed by a question-and-answer session at 6:00 PM and a reception from 6:30 to 7:00 PM.


Location:
Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065-7478


Contact:
Please email Joanne Myers to RSVP:

jmyers@cceia.org

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