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Brief Bio:

Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor for its first seven years. He is also founding editor and co-publisher of the popular Cool Tools website, which has been reviewing tools daily since 2003. From 1984-1990 Kelly was publisher and editor of the Whole Earth Review, a journal of unorthodox technical news.

He co-founded the ongoing Hackers’ Conference, and was involved with the launch of the WELL, a pioneering online service started in 1985. His books include the best-selling New Rules for the New Economy, the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, Out of Control, a graphic novel about robots and angels, The Silver Cord, an oversize catalog of the best of Cool Tools, and his summary theory of technology in What Technology Wants (2010). His new book for Viking/Penguin is called The Inevitable.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How the world is changing in the next 20-30 years
  • How technology has allowed us to harness artificial power to create our current culture
  • How technology will change our economy and culture
  • How Artificial Intelligence will take away jobs
  • What Metaskills are and why they’re important
  • Why learning to learn is one of the most important skills
  • Why you can’t rely on college to prepare you for the future
  • 5 Life skills you need in the modern world
  • Why your experience and education won’t get you hired by Kevin
  • How to stay relevant in your career in your 30s, 40s, 50s
  • 7  Jobs and businesses that may soon dissapear because of new technology
  • How to adapt to technology as you age and as the world changes
  • Everything you need to know about virtual reality revolution
  • How the internet is changing from information to experience
  • Where the business opportunities are in the new technological world
  • Why you can be the next AI or virtual reality expert
  • The best virtual reality platform to buy
  • Whether the “Rise of the Machines” terminator scenario is a real danger with AI
  • What Kevin’s worries are about the future of technology
  • Kevin’s concerns about self-driving cars
  • Why Kevin thinks technology will create more jobs than it takes away
  • Why efficiency and productivity is for robots
  • How Kevin got started as a futurist and Wired magazine’s Senior Maverick
  • Why Kevin is concerned with preserving Asia’s history

 

Connect with Kevin:

Website

The Inevitable

 

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