"The great advance of personal computers was not the computing power per se but the fact that it brought it right to your face, that you had control over it, that were confronted with it and could steer it."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Kevin Kelly on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Kevin Kelly on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."Kevin Kelly on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Kevin Kelly on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."Kevin Kelly on Bill Gates
"Organisms by their design are not made to adapt too far."
"Species go extinct because there are historical contraints built into a given body or a given design."
"All imaginable futures are not equally possible."
"One of the functions of an organization, of any organism, is to anticipate the future, so that those relationships can persist over time."
"The way that organizations and organisms anticipate the future is by taking signals from the past, most the time."
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