Books by Kevin Kelly

Released: June 7, 2016

"Kelly's arguments ring true, and his enthusiasm is contagious. Readers will enjoy the ride provided they forget that he has disobeyed his warning against assuming that today's trends will continue."
That futurists have a terrible record hasn't discouraged them, and this delightful addition to the genre does not deny that predictions have been wildly off-base. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 18, 2010

"Techno-mysticism aside, a timely and urgent book about the possibly dangerous fruits of human inventiveness."
Wired founding editor Kelly (Asia Grace, 2002, etc.) attempts to balance a clear-eyed overview of the rise of technology and its place with a grand statement about what it all means. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"Let's hope it does so in a manner that discourages further soothsaying. (Author tour)"
A look at the future through a rose-tinted crystal computer monitor. Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 1994

"But the book as a whole is rewarding, full of food for thought, and a convincing preview of the probable future of technology."
In this densely packed deliberation on the shape of things to come, Kelly, the executive editor of Wired, offers a biological paradigm for a whole set of scientific and cultural phenomena: virtual reality, self-controlling robots, animation, nanotechnology, games, even the much ballyhooed ``information superhighway.'' Kelly's main thesis is that biological organization offers a degree of adaptability impossible with the more familiar hierarchic mechanical organization. Read full book review >