What do the next 8 years of the Internet hold for us

23Sep09

This talk may be a bit old, but I won’t say that it is dated. Kevin Kelly on the next 5000 days of the Internet. In his talk, which can be found on TED.com (an excellent resource of groundbreaking presentations), the former executive editor of Wired magazine talks about the evolution of the Internet and the possible result of convergence culture. Connectivity is a pervasive theme when considering what it is like to work in the media today, a concept quickly becoming predominant with the profileration of Internet capable devices such mobile phones. The way Kelly describes it we will become the machine (being the Internet), the machine is us. Yet at the same time, the machine will surpass us in terms of computing power.

So in this sense, convergence culture is leading to scenario where human beings might be obsolete.

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