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Thursday, April 11 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Kevin Kelly: The Inevitable

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Much of what will happen in the next 30 years is inevitable, driven by technological trends which are already in motion, says WIRED magazine founding editor Kevin Kelly. The coming technology will indeed transform our work and our lives – but not for the worse.

In this keynote presentation, Kelly examines 12 big technological forces that will shape our future. In an expansive talk that looks out over the next 30 years, he both describes these deep trends – flowing, screening, accessing, sharing, filtering, remixing, tracking and questioning – and demonstrates how they overlap and are codependent on one another. These larger forces will completely revolutionize the way we buy, work, learn and communicate with each other. Some of what is coming may seem scary, like cheap artificial intelligence, ubiquitous tracking or robots replacing humans. Other innovations seem more desirable, such as an on-demand economy and virtual reality in the home.

Kelly shows how these diverse disruptions in our lives in the near future can be understood as inevitable results of a few long-term trends. By understanding the larger inevitable trends, it’s easier for us to arrange our day to day relationships with technology in a way that brings forth maximum benefits. Embracing the inevitable is the best way we can remain on top of the coming wave of changes.

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Kevin Kelly

Senior Maverick, Wired Magazine
Kevin Kelly helped launch Wired magazine in 1993, and served as its executive editor for its first seven years. He is now senior maverick for Wired. In 1994 and 1997, during Kelly’s tenure, Wired won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence (the industry’s equivalent... Read More →

Thursday April 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Mendoza College of Business 204 Mendoza College of Business, Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA