The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future Quotes.

1. "Some scholars of literature claim that a book is really that virtual place your mind goes to when you are reading. It is a conceptual state of imagination that one might call literature space. According to these scholars, when you are engaged in this reading space, your brain works differently than when you are screening. Neurological studies show that learning to read changes the brain’s circuitry. Instead of skipping around distractedly gathering bits, when you read you are transported, focused, immersed."
- Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

2. "The kind of intelligent book club discussion as now happens on the book sharing site Goodreads might follow the book itself and become more deeply embedded into the book via hyperlinks. So when a person cites a particular passage, a two-way link connects the comment to the passage and the passage to the comment. Even a minor good work could accumulate a wiki-like set of critical comments tightly bound to the actual text."
- Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

3. "We are morphing so fast that our ability to invent new things outpaces the rate we can civilize them."
- Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

4. "This is not a race against the machines. If we race against them, we lose. This is a race with the machines. You’ll be paid in the future based on how well you work with robots. Ninety percent of your coworkers will be unseen machines."
- Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

5. "At the rate AI technology is improving, a kid born today will rarely need to see a doctor to get a diagnosis by the time they are an adult. Medicine"
- Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

6. "If AI can help humans become better chess players, it stands to reason that it can help us become better pilots, better doctors, better judges, better teachers."
- Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

7. "robust intelligence may be a liability—especially if by intelligence we mean our peculiar self-awareness, all our frantic loops of introspection and messy currents of self-consciousness. We want our self-driving car to be inhumanly focused on the road, not obsessing over an argument it had with the garage."
- Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

8. "Now imagine these choices pinned on a slider bar. On the left side of the slot is the pair personal/transparent. On the right side is the pair private/generic. The slider can slide to either side or anywhere in between. The slider is an important choice we have. Much to everyone’s surprise, though, when technology gives us a choice (and it is vital that it remain a choice), people tend to push the slider all the way over to the personal/transparent side. They’ll take transparent personalized sharing. No psychologist would have predicted that 20 years ago. If today’s social media has taught us anything about ourselves as a species, it is that the human impulse to share overwhelms the human impulse for privacy. This has surprised the experts. So far, at every juncture that offers a choice, we’ve tilted, on average, toward more sharing, more disclosure, more transparency. I would sum it up like this: Vanity trumps privacy."
- Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

9. "Since it is the last scarcity, wherever attention flows, money will follow."
- Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

10. "If today’s social media has taught us anything about ourselves as a species, it is that the human impulse to share overwhelms the human impulse for privacy."
- Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

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