The Inevitable

  • by Kevin Kelly
  • Narrated by George Newbern
  • 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From one of our leading technology thinkers and writers, a guide through the 12 technological imperatives that will shape the next 30 years and transform our lives.
Much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives - from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture - can be understood as the result of a few long-term accelerating forces. Kelly both describes these deep trends - flowing, screening, accessing, sharing, filtering, remixing, tracking, and questioning - and demonstrates how they overlap and are codependent on one another. These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we buy, work, learn, and communicate with each other. By understanding and embracing them, says Kelly, it will be easier for us to remain on top of the coming wave of changes and to arrange our day-to-day relationships with technology in ways that bring forth maximum benefits.
Kelly's bright, hopeful book will be indispensable to anyone who seeks guidance on where their business, industry, or life is heading - what to invent, where to work, in what to invest, how to better reach customers, and what to begin to put into place - as this new world emerges.


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Lots of lists?

Lots of interesting ideas and observations about the influence of technology on society, and how it will shape our future. I'd recommend anyone who reads this to also read "throwing rocks at the Google bus" by Douglas Rushkoff to dig deeper into the perils represented by the digital economy. Overall, I'm not sure if "The Inevitable" lends well to an audio book. I felt that large chunks of the content seemed to be listed items. Perhaps this wasn't helped by the robotic rendering from the narrator.
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- Jonny Manual "John"


Thoroughly thought through review of current technology trends. Thought provoking, deep analysis and some good predictions given life by the short stories. Highly recommended.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-06-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio