vi, 328 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this provocative book, Kevin Kelly, the visionary thinker who foresaw the scope of the internet revolution, provides a plausible, optimistic road map for that future. He both describes these twelve deep trends - including cognifying our surroundings, valuing access over ownership, tracking everything - and demonstrates how they are codependent on one another. These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we work, play, learn, buy, and communicate with each other. 'The Inevitable' will be indispensable to anyone who seeks guidance on where to position themselves as this new world emerges.