29 Jun Lecture One – What Is Technology’s Story?
We have always started the philosophy of technology lecture series with a discussion on Kevin Kelly’s TED talk titled, ‘Technology’s Epic Story’. It is a super interesting way to start the course and also gives us a thought provoking entry point to the impact technology has had on humanity and business.
The blurb on the TED site associated with this talk is as follows, “In this wide-ranging, thought-provoking talk, Kevin Kelly muses on what technology means in our lives — from its impact at the personal level to its place in the cosmos”
I think you should watch this or read the transcript because of the depth of knowledge and unique angle Kelly offers on the concept of technology, how it has impacted humanity, and where he believes ‘it’ wants to go, what ‘it’ wants to accomplish, and our role in this process. In terms of personal and pragmatic benefit, there is information contained within this talk that will assist you directly with your third (but first major) assignment, ‘This Is My Standpoint’. In terms of theory and philosophy, this week’s lecture will provide you with an interesting insight into technology on a broader scale (an angle which you may not have considered before), and hopefully open your eyes to, put quite simply, possibility.
Talk soon. Jason