I’ve been jotting down bits of advice I wished I had known earlier in my life, and then sharing them with my children. Each one is like a tweet — a wisdom tweet. This year I have put 450 of them into a pocket-sized book, called Excellent Advice for Living. It will be released on May 2. You can order on Amazon. It makes a great gift for a graduating student. I am extremely optimistic about the future – despite reading the news...
In this episode of Foresight’s Existential Hope Podcast, our special guest is Kevin Kelly, an influential figure in technology, culture, and optimism for the future. As the founding executive editor of Wired and former editor of Whole Earth Review, Kelly’s ideas and perspectives have shaped generations of thinkers and technologists. Join our hosts Allison Duettmann and Beatrice Erkers as they delve into Kelly’s philosophies and experiences, from witnessing technological shifts over the decades to fostering optimism about the future. Kelly shares details about his latest book, a collection of optimistic advice in tweet form, and talks about his current project envisioning a desirable hi-tech future 100 years from now. He also discusses the transformative power of the internet as an accelerant for learning, the underestimated long-term effects of being online, and the culture-changing potential of platforms like YouTube. If you’re interested in the intersection of technology, optimism, and the future, this is a must-see.