Tag Archives: Technium

Happiness: Feature or Bug?

The bicycle rider always wants a car, Kevin Kelly reminds us in What Technology Wants. But the car won't make him happier�and if what technology wants is autonomy, it may be advised against the pursuit of happiness.

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Kevin Kelly: technology wants autonomy

To Kelly, the advance guard of the technium is to be found among the quadrillions of computer chips networked into vast electronic systems. But It may be difficult to discern whether the desires driving that process belong to technology, or are our own.

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