Tag Archives: future

The Technium. A fascinating interview with Kevin Kelly from last February. It’s a long read, or an hour-long video, but so worth the time. One of my favorite nuggets was, “Machines are for answers; humans are for questions.”

On Thingpunk. Interesting read via Matt Pearson about what the author dubs Thingpunk. Essentially:

Thingpunk is a deep bias in design thinking that sees physical products and the built environment as the most important venues for design and innovation even as we enter a world that’s increasingly digital.

Not sure how to capture it but it was an intriguing read.

This transcript of James Burke’s talk at dConstruct 2012 is fantastic. In it he discusses the network effect of small changes repeated at scale. There’s also this gem:

Institutions manage change above all so that they can make sure that innovation doesn’t mean disruption. Established institutions, even yours, are vulnerable to disruptive technology.