My 6-word review of The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly:
The inevitable is the new impossible.I know that's long-winded, but what do you expect from a mountainultratrailrunner? Especially since Marc Andreessen already put out his 2-word review: "Automatic must-read."
The book is about understanding the 12 technological forces that will shape our future:
For example, the wearable activity gadgets will much improve in the next few years. They will access, screen and track every aspect of the flux and immediately share the stream with the cloud. The emphasis will shift from hardware products to software services.
Cheap parallel computation, big data and better algorithms mean AI will be soon embedded in everything. Human coaches (like most current professions) will be replaced by machine intelligence. Yes robots will take our jobs, but we will have new jobs with more time to exercise! :)
Of course many things could go wrong, but ever-optimistic KK is not worried about AI or anything. I really hope he is right in saying: "This is the best time ever in human history to begin," One thing is certain: we haven't seen nothing yet.