Great TED Talk from Kevin Kelly about Predicting The Next 5,000 Days Of The Web.
Kevin (founding editor of Wired and former publisher Whole Earth Catalog) provides his insights in terms of what has taken place over the past 5,000 days, describing what we though to be impossible has now become part of our daily existence. He sees it is all leading to “one global machine” that will be way smarter than us and connected in new and amazing ways.
Surprised? You shouldn’t be. He presents a fascinating case to think about as we dive further into our digital existence.
Some find talk of the future amazing and inspiring while others find it scary or a waste of time. Whatever the case, the future is tough to predict (understatement?). No one knows exactly what will happen over the next 5,000 days (actually about 4,385 days given that this was filmed in December 2007) and that is a good thing. However, it is fun to make some educated guesses – especially when they come from a smart source with deep insights.
We are the web. Enjoy Kevin’s talk.