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  • Technology as a whole system, or what I call the technium, seems to be a dominant force in the culture.

    Boing Boing

  • Everything which humans have thought of and produced over time - which Kelly dubs the technium has followed, shaped and become integrated into human evolution - so much so, in fact, that it's now a part of evolution itself.

    'What Technology Wants' Tracks The Tech Evolution

  • However, the technium, which is a product of our brain, can alter the circuits that produced it.

    Peak Energy

  • But that is not to say that the notion of a "technium" is without interest, if only as a provocative way of thinking about the technological cocoon that seems to be swiftly encasing us.

    Do Machines Have Minds of Their Own?

  • His central argument - that the "technium" his word for the world of technology deserves to be regarded as the seventh kingdom of life, along with plants, protists and animals - is an ambitious one, but one thing that Kelly does not lack is ambition.

    It's alive! And it wants to evolve.

  • This is what Kelly - whose ideas seem to be simultaneously religious, Darwinian and transcendental - calls the "technium"


  • The technium, Kelly says, ultimately creates more good than harm.

    'What Technology Wants' Tracks The Tech Evolution

  • Yet, Kelly exalts the technium to such a degree that he sometimes sounds like a lobbyist or, dare I say, a mad scientist.

    'What Technology Wants' Tracks The Tech Evolution

  • "There is a cost to run this machine, a cost we are only beginning to reckon with, but so far the gains from this ever enlarging technium outweigh the alternative of no machine at all."

    Anarchist news dot org - Comments

  • That is, baked into the nature of this vast complex of technological systems are self-serving aspects - technologies that enable more technology, and systems that preserve themselves -- and also inherent biases that lead the technium in certain directions, outside of human desire.

    Anarchist news dot org - Comments


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