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Technology's epic story: Kevin Kelly on TED.com

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In this wide-ranging, thought-provoking talk from TEDxAmsterdam, Kevin Kelly muses on what technology means in our lives — from its impact at the personal level to its place in the cosmos. (Recorded at TEDxAmsterdam, November 2009, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Duration: 16:32) Watch Kevin Kelly’s talk from TEDxAmsterdam on TED.com, where you can download this []

TEDxNASA and TEDxAmsterdam stream live tomorrow!

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Tomorrow, Friday November 20th, two of our most exciting TEDx events so far will be streamed live. TEDxNASA was organized by NASA’s Langley Research Center and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA). It’s a full day of talks on science, technology, entertainment and the arts. Speakers include author Mitch Albom, experimental artist Chakaia Booker innovation []

How technology evolves: Kevin Kelly on TED.com

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This week we continue to bring you timeless archived talks while the TED media team gets some R and R. In his 2005 talk on how technology evolves, Kevin Kelly attempts to reconcile his lust for the newest technological gadget with his abstemious impulse to sell all of his technology, save a bicycle on which []

Edge question 2008: What have you changed your mind about? Why?

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Many TEDTalks speakers have answered the 2008 Edge Foundation question: What have you changed your mind about? Why? Among the more than 160 essays from leading thinkers — scientists, philosophers, artists — look for Wired’s Chris Anderson, Nick Bostrom, Stewart Brand, Richard Dawkins, Aubrey de Grey, Juan Enriquez, Helen Fisher, Neil Gershenfeld, Daniel Gilbert, Daniel []

Kevin Kelly: Technology as a teenager

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Developing the ideas he laid out in his 2005 talk at TED — where he asked, “What does technology want?” — Kevin Kelly posts a fascinating essay in the latest edition of Edge.org. He suggests that we can think of technology as another kingdom of life — call it the technium. And that, like all []

Celebrating "Spectacle"

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Architect David Rockwell joined forces with Chee Perlman and Kevin Kelly (TEDizens, all) in San Francisco last night, to celebrate Spectacle, the gorgeous book he created with Bruce Mau, exploring the phenomenon of public performance. Photos by Robert Leslie.