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Kevin Kelly

A brain is a society of very small, simple modules that cannot be said to b

A brain is a society of very small, simple modules that cannot be said to be thinking, that are not smart in themselves. But when you have a network of them together, out of that arises a kind of smartness.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

It's generally much easier to kill an organization than to change it substa

It's generally much easier to kill an organization than to change it substantially.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

An organization's reason for being, like that of any organism, is to help t

An organization's reason for being, like that of any organism, is to help the parts that are in relationship to each other, to be able to deal with change in the environment.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Organisms by their design are not made to adapt too far.

Organisms by their design are not made to adapt too far.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

Species go extinct because there are historical contraints built into a giv

Species go extinct because there are historical contraints built into a given body or a given design.
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But when you are embodied in a location, in a physical plant, in a set of p

But when you are embodied in a location, in a physical plant, in a set of people, and in a common history, that constrains your evolution and your ability to evolve in certain directions.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

An organization's intelligence is distributed to the point of being ubiquit

An organization's intelligence is distributed to the point of being ubiquitous.
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All imaginable futures are not equally possible.

All imaginable futures are not equally possible.
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The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at a fringe where it can

The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at a fringe where it can afford to become prevalent enough to establish its usefulness without being overwhelmed by the inertia of the orthodox system.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.

We are infected by our own misunderstanding of how our own minds work.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

The great advance of personal computers was not the computing power per se

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.
Posted 3 months, 1 week ago

‎What color is a chameleon placed on a mirror?...The chameleon responding t

‎What color is a chameleon placed on a mirror?...The chameleon responding to its own shifting image is an apt analog of the human world of fashion. Taken as a whole, what are fads but the response of a hive mind to its own reflection?In a 21st-century soc
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