Kevin Kelly: co-author of the defunct but world-changing Whole World Catalog, publisher of Cool Tools, author of What Technology Wants, and generally smart guy, is 68 (or was when he posted this). Brilliant observations. This is me Plus-one-ing his post. Some teasers:
- Learn how to learn from those you disagree with, or even offend you. See if you can find the truth in what they believe.
- Being enthusiastic is worth 25 IQ points.
- Always demand a deadline. A deadline weeds out the extraneous and the ordinary. It prevents you from trying to make it perfect, so you have to make it different. Different is better.
CMIO’s take? Happy new year. Go read it, link above.
One thought on “Kevin Kelly: 68 bits of advice (Technecium)”
In 2017 I took issue with something that Kelly said about the likelihood of super AI
But his best point — that an increase of knowledge requires not just (more) intelligence but actual empirical research — should be thought about more, and I don’t think it has been.
I like Kelly’s list and have sucked it into my Evernote Life Database.