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💡 Interview with one of the smartest thinkers on tech
Kevin Kelly has done a lot in his life.
He co-founded Wired in the 1990s. Before that, he worked for the cult-classic Whole Earth Review. For several decades, he has been photographically documenting Asia and last year released a massive three-part photo book, Vanishing Asia. In addition, he has written several best-selling books on technology, including my favorite, The Inevitable. Some of the most influential essays in the tech world have been authored by him.
With this background, he has gathered quite a bit of life wisdom. He shares 450 of these in his new book, Excellent Advice for Living.
I talked to him about the book, but also took the opportunity to ask his views on the recent AI debate: 🤖 Don't regulate AI based on fear of human extinction.
He also reveals his next project: Protopia – the hundred-year desirable future.
"I'm taking my own advice and trying to imagine a world, on this planet, that is full of all these technological inventions – and imagine all of this in a place that I want to live in. Not a scary, dystopian hell, but a place that we can't wait to get to."
I also asked him for advice. How should Warp News grow faster?
"Wrap it around people and their dreams."
Not bad advice at all. But in our case I guess we should warp it around people and their dreams.
The Angry Optimist
📚 Kevin Kelly: Focus on the biggest opportunities, not the biggest problems
We talk about some of the 450 advice in his new book, but also about his new project: Protopia - the hundred-year desirable future. And Kevin Kelly give advice for how Warp News should grow faster: "Wrap it around people and their dreams."
📽️ Walt Disney is my role model - he should be Bob Iger's too
Walt Disney broke new ground throughout his life. Disney today is a huge entertainment company, but hasn't broken new ground in a long time.
💡 Fact-based optimistic news of the week
🤖 Kevin Kelly: Don't regulate AI based on fear of human extinction
"Just being really smart doesn't mean you can trump and overcome the will to survive of eight billion people."
🦾 AI discovers superbug-killing antibiotics
AI has been used to discover a new antibiotic, named abaucin, that can kill Acinetobacter baumannii, a deadly superbug. If the progress of AI were to be halted or slowed down, we risk hindering such life-saving discoveries.
🤖 No, an AI drone has not refused to obey orders and killed a human
It was just a thought experiment on what could happen. It hasn't even happened in a simulation.
🎗️ Breast cancer detected by AI + doctors - new type of mammogram review
AI and doctors collaborate to find breast cancer, after a major scientific study that showed increased accuracy.
🔋 Homevolt: New battery for the home by Tibber and Polarium
"Energy storage is the key to unlocking the power of renewable energy," says Stefan Jansson, CEO and co-founder of Polarium.
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