The Technium and the 7th Kingdom of Life

24 07 2007

A Talk with Kevin Kelly in Edge

The main question that I’m asking myself is, what is the meaning of technology in our lives? What place does technology have in the universe? What place does it have in the human condition? And what place should it play in my own personal life? Technology as a whole system, or what I call the technium, seems to be a dominant force in the culture. Indeed at times it seems to be the only force – the only lasting force – in culture. If that’s so, then what can we expect from this force, what governs it? Sadly we don’t even have a good theory about technology.

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