"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Kevin Kelly on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Kevin Kelly on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Kevin Kelly on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Kevin Kelly on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Kevin Kelly on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."