Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly

The Technium

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THE TECHNIUM is a selection of essays taken from The Technium blog. Only posts written prior to 2012 will appear in the book. The original essays (written in English) have been translated into Japanese or Chinese; each book selects a different list of posts.

This book is not available in English, although of course, the original blog posts are, plus the many essays not included in the book. They can be found at The Technium.

The Chinese Edition was translated by Zhang Xingzhou, Yu Qian, Zhou Feng, Guan Ce, Jin Xin, Zeng Danyang, Li Yuan; (张行舟, 余倩, 周峰, 管策, 金鑫, 曾丹阳, 李远).

Essays in the Chinese Edition:

The Forever Book
Humans Are the Sex Organs of Technology
Every Organism Is a Hack
Narrow Gates of Inevitability
Recursive Generation
Who Should We Be?
Fossil Cities
Technology, or the Evolution of Evolution
The Positive Balance of Technology
Humanity’s Identity Crises
The Name of What We Do
The Machine That Made Us
Civilizations Are Creatures
Everything That Doesn’t Work Yet
The Most Powerful Force in the World
Predicting the Present, First Five Years of Wired
McLuhan at 100
The Futurist’s Dilemma
The Maes-Garreau Point
Where the Linear Crosses of The Exponential
The Library of Utility
Screening
The Binding Uncertainty of the Present
The Missing Near Future
No Search Neutrality, Please
Will Spiritual Robots Replace Humanity by 2100?
Dimensions of the One Machine
Four Stages in the Internet of Things
Believing the Impossible
Turing’d
Zillionics
A Trillion Hour
Cloud Culture
Cloud Culture
Evidence of a Global SuperOrganism
The Pro-Actionary Principle
Two Strands of Connectionsim
Maps of Knowledge
Digital Socialism
Upcreation
Triumph of the Default
Generatives
Why the Impossible Happens More Often
Culturomics
You Are a Robot
The Myth of Leapfrogging
The Stealthy Anonymart
The Rise and Fall of the Copy
Technology Wants To Be Free
Better Than Free
1,000 True Fans
The Case Against 1000 True Fans
The Reality of Depending on True Fans
The Satisfaction Paradox
Your Attention is Cheap
What Books Will Become
China’s DNA
Tech Shopping Rules of Thumb
When Hard Books Disappear
Cities Are Immortal; Companies Die
Forest-Fire Marketing
Freeconomy
The Bottom is Not Enough
Wagging the Long Tail
Why People Pirate Stuff
Everything, Too Cheaply Metered
Where Attention Flows,Money Flows
How to Thrive Among Pirates
Feature, Product, Company
Would You Pay for Search
Post-Artifact Booking
The Art of Burning Man
Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Technologies
Lifelogging, An Inevitability
Are We Duped By the Technium?
Better Than Owning
Amish Hackers
Incorruptible Technologies
Radical Optimism
Self-tracking? You will
Born Digital
Techno Life Skills
The Art of Endless Upgrades
Your Two Things
Technology,The Movie
International Burning Man, 2008
Technologies That Connect
The Google Way of Science
The Expansion of Ignorance
Ethnic Technology
Collections of the Material Subconscious
Scroll Back Media
Technological Superstition
The Speed of Information
The Amount of Information in the World

The Japanese Edition was initiated by Sakaiya Shichizaemon, who translated some of my essays for his own enthusiasm, and suggested doing a whole book. He selected and translated all the essays in the book.

Essays include:

Better Than Free
1,000 True Fans
Turing’d
Four Stages in the Internet of Things
The Rise and Fall of the Copy
The Gift of Stuff
The Machine That Made Us
The Reality of Depending on True Fans
The Case Against 1000 True Fans
Everything That Doesn’t Work Yet
Bootstrapping the Industrial Age
Technologies That Connect
Will We Let Google Make Us Smarter?
The Bottom is Not Enough
The Maes-Garreau Point
Where the Linear Crosses the Exponential
Neo-Amish Drop Outs
Wagging the Long Tail of Love
Affluence is Good
People Want To Pay
A Trillion Hours
Another One for the Machine
Why People Pirate Stuff
Technology, The Movie
Civilizations Are Creatures
The Landscape of Possible Intelligences
Everything, Too Cheaply Metered
Looking For Ugly
Where Attention Flows, Money Follows
Thinkism
The Expansion of Ignorance
13 Generations
Are We Duped By the Technium?
Surprising Continuity of Ancient Technologies
Recursive Generation
Who Should We Be?
The Missing Near Future
Technology Wants To Be Free
Movage
Cloud Culture
The Google Way of Science
Zillionics
A Cloudbook for the Cloud
Better Than Owning
Consequences of Technological Convergence
Many Species, One Mind
Amish Hackers
Ethnic Technology
Maps of Knowledge
Reasons to Diminish Technology
Expanding Flexibility
A New Kind of Mind
Literature-Space Vs. Cyberspace
How Much Power Does the Internet Consume?
What Technology Wants
The Evidence of Progress
Triumph of the Default
Why Technology Can’t Fulfill
Infinite In Some Directions
Technology, or the Evolution of Evolution
Humans Are the Sex Organs of Technology
My Search for the Meaning of Tech
Will Spiritual Robots Replace Humanity by 2100?
The Evolutionary Mind of God
Recent Innovations in the Method
The Singularity Is Always Near
The Forever Book
The 2-Billion-Eyed Intermedia
The Game-ified Life
Expansion of Free Will
The Shirky Principle
Two Kinds of Generativity
Twitter Predicts the Future
The Evolution of Evolution’s Evolution
As If
A New Way of Reading
Inventing Our Humanity
Screen Fluency
Simultaneous Invention
We, the Domesticated Cyborg
Speculations on the Change of Change
The Paradoxical Nature of Technology
Narrow Gates of Inevitability
What Comes After Minds?
The Cosmic Genesis of Technology
Prophesies of McLuhan
Free Kindle This November
Google-Unique Names
The Stars of 1,000 True Fans
The Positive Balance of Technology
What Books Will Become
The Satisfaction Paradox
Techno Life Skills
The Library of Utility
When Hard Books Disappear
The Binding Uncertainty of the Present
Your Two Things
Protopia
Scroll Back Media
Why the Impossible Happens More Often
Would You Pay For Search?
 

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Editions


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Chinese (Mainland)
技术元素
PHEI, Beijing
ISBN: 9787121167331

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Japanese
著作選集 1
Pot Publishing, Tokyo
ISBN: 9784780801910