Kevin Kelly has been on the forefront of technology journalism for decades. He cofounded and edited wired magazine, wrote numerous books about the future of technology, and is an unwavering optimist and staunch believer in the long term view of progress. In this episode, Kevin and Chuck sit down to discuss the evolution of AI, fostering long term thinking, the mathematics of optimism and why we should be hopeful about our capacity to solve big problems with even bigger solutions.
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Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, which he co-founded in 1993. He has written several books on the future of technology. His most recent, The Inevitable, was a New York Times bestseller. He runs a popular website, podcast, and newsletter that recommend cool tools. He is co-chair of the Long Now Foundation which has been building a 500-foot tall clock that will tick for 10,000 years inside a mountain in Texas. In addition to his day job he has traveled in 35 Asian countries photographing their disappearing cultures. Kelly resides in Pacifica, CA.