On Future Express this time Jon and Ted follow up on their discussion of Kevin Kelly’s new book THE INEVITABLE, exploring the rhetoric and wondering whether a more straightforward economic analysis might have turned up more insight than the evolutionary arguments that Kelly relies on in parts of the book. We discuss whether IP reform is desirable or possible in the near future, and we wonder whether Kevin’s dismissal of intelligence explosion fears is warranted.
- THE INEVITABLE by Kevin Kelly
- WHAT TECHNOLOGY WANTS, also by Kevin Kelly
- MIRI’s definition of intelligence
- THE SELFISH GENE by Richard Dawkins