"This is actually a very important principle that science is learning about large systems like evolution and that futurists are learning about anticipating human society: just because a future scenario is plausible doesn't mean we can get there from here."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Kevin Kelly on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Kevin Kelly on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Kevin Kelly on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Kevin Kelly on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Kevin Kelly on William Shakespeare
"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."
"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."