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Tuesday, September 17 • 9:35am - 10:15am
Keynote: The Technium - Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick, Wired Magazine

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What comes after the Internet? What is bigger than the web? What will produce more wealth than all the startups to date? The answer is a planetary super-organism comprised of 4 billion mobile phones, 80 quintillion transistor chips, a million miles of fiber optic cables, and 6 billion human minds all wired together. The whole thing acts like a single organism, with its own behavior and character -- but at a scale we have little experience with. This is more than just a metaphor. In this presentation, Kevin takes the idea of a global super-organism seriously by describing what we know about it so far, how it is growing, where its boundaries are, and what it will mean for us as individuals and collectively. Both the smallest one-person enterprises today, and the largest mega-corporations on Earth, will have to learn to how this Technium operates, and how to exploit it.

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Kevin Kelly

Senior Maverick, Wired Magazine
Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine and author of What Technology Wants (Viking, 2010). He helped launch Wired in 1993, and served as its Executive Editor until January 1999. He is currently editor and publisher of the Cool Tools website, which gets one million visitors... Read More →

Tuesday September 17, 2013 9:35am - 10:15am CDT
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