24.1.06

¿Que es la tecnología? ¿Que quiere de nosotros?

Kevin Kelly, entre otras cosas, es uno de los editores fundadores de WIRED y el autor del fundamental libro sobre la evolución de la tecnología y su fusión con sistemas vivos (Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World) tiene un excelente sitio personal donde habla de sus proyectos. Allí también tiene una blog colectivo llamado Cool Tools donde se comentan cosas que funcionan bien y que son fuera de serie dentro de su categoría como mapas, herramientas, software etc, y tambien libros nuevos.

Actualmente esta escribiendo un libro llamado The Technium. Dice, “For the past year and a half I have been studying the history of technology, the arguments of technology's critics, projections of its future, and the tiny bit of technic philosophy that has been written, all with the aim to answer a simple question: How should I think about new technology when it comes along?”

Kelly parte de la siguiente lugar: por un lado es antipático a la tecnología. Pasó sus años 20 viajando por Asia y los Estados Unidos con mínimas posesiones. Por otro lado es un apasionado al mundo tecnológico y sospecha que la tecnología es parte de La Creación – una parte vital del mundo, inseparable de nosotros y el enigmático espíritu humano.

En su sitio http://www.kk.org/ invita a que lectores le escriben y le ayudan meditar sobre este libro en curso:

“Based on what I have seen and read, I believe there is progress in the large scale of things. Secondly, I sense that overall, technology is a good thing. Thirdly and most importantly, I have a strong faith in God which underlies my personal perspective, and which undoubtedly will be evident in the framing of my questions…
I'm calling this site The Technium. It's a word I've reluctantly coined to designate the greater sphere of technology - one that goes beyond hardware to include culture, law, social institutions, and intellectual creations of all types. In short, the Technium is anything that springs from the human mind. It includes hard technology, but much else of human creation as well. I see this extended face of technology as a whole system with its own dynamics.
On this site I aim to investigate the Technium. What does it want? Why do we embrace it? Is it possible to reject it? How does it relate to God, if at all? What kind of control do we really have on the pace and future path of the Technium itself?
I solicit responses from you in the comments or via email. I am particularly eager for unusual views and overlooked facts. I don't care much for political correctness; I do care for accuracy and honesty (what people actually do rather than what they believe or say).
You can reach me at kk at kk dot org.”

2 comentarios:

dan3 dijo...

andrés, no va el enlace al sitio de KK y no lo localizo
saludos

dan3 dijo...

sorry, sólo te falla en "sitio"