Author: Kevin Kelly
In the history of mankind, various innovations and discoveries altered the life as people knew at that time. Think of how fire and radio dramatically impacted life experiences. It was inevitable. The Internet and other related technologies are creating similar changes. In this interesting book, the author doesn’t just introduce us to technologies that will transform lifestyles but shows how it will happen. This is a very readable book that doesn’t delve into the intricacies of technology and the evolution of technology but shows its impact on society with a positive outlook.
“As we begin to look ahead of technology’s impact on the society, invariably it will also be driven and impacted by the outsourcing profession. There will be service providers who can take each of these technological forces and create direct solutions. I envision this as providing an opportunity for outsourcing service providers to take a leadership role in changing the world.”
– Jag Dalal, COP, Senior Advisor, Thought Leadership, IAOP
“What makes Kevin Kelly different is that he’s right. You’re swept along by his clear prose and unassailable arguments until it finally hits you: The technological, cultural, and societal changes he’s foreseeing really are inevitable. It’s like having a crystal ball, only without the risk of shattering.”
– David Pogue, Yahoo Tech
The Inevitable has 12 chapters that describe the impact of technology and its inevitable change to lifestyles: Becoming, Cognifying, Flowing, Screening, Accessing, Sharing, Filtering, Remixing, Interacting, Tracking, Questioning and Beginning. Each of the chapters then delves deeper into how technology is creating the change and in many chapters categorizes them. This book also has a well-detailed bibliography and references.