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Recommendation: Kevin Kelly on the future of…

Kevin Kelly is reliably insightful and thought-provoking and often fascinating. I don’t think I’ve ever read or listened to something of his that hasn’t made me see the world (particularly technology) in a new way, and with my curiosity piqued to find out more.

Today’s recommendation is for a new series of 36 short lectures he’s sharing on YouTube about the Future of X for China Mobile.

To date, X has equaled… (playlist below)

  • Uncertainties (“Black Swans”)
  • 5G
  • The Internet in China
  • Mixed Realities
  • Autonomous Cars
  • Virtual Reality
  • Innovation
  • Wearables
  • Infinite Games
  • Retail
  • Schools and Learning
  • Employment with AI
  • Smart Homes
  • Virtual Celebrities
  • News and Media
  • Facial Recognition
  • Robots
  • India in comparison with China
  • Blockchain
  • Sharing and Access
  • e-Sports
  • The Attention Economy
  • Meat
  • Agriculture

I’ll be sharing a few insights from these in the weeks ahead, but why wait? Kevin Kelly is the wise, tech-savvy-but-grounded-in-the-real-world Uncle you never had.

If you’re looking for a place to start, I recommend the episodes on infinite games and virtual reality.

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