What is the value of technology? Kevin Kelly may have the knowledge to answer this perplexing question. As the founding executive editor of WIRED magazine he is up to speed on everything technology. Not only is his current knowledge valuable, but also equally valuable is his knowledge of the past as Kevin Kelly has been around technology his whole life. This becomes apparent as he used to be an editor and publisher for the Whole Earth Catalog. Steve Jobs referred to the Whole Earth Catalog as “sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years before Google came along.”
If Kevin Kelly speaks at Bucknell he will stimulate our thoughts on how technology is forever changing and what to expect in the future. Kelly already spoke to TED on the first 5,000 days of the Internet and what to expect in the next 5,000 days. He is a visionary who possesses vast knowledge of the past. With this knowledge he will be able to speak on how technology has changed his life as well as how it will change ours. Kelly has opened many people’s eyes when in 1994 he wrote a book named Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World. The book inspired the movie The Matrix and was a required reading for the main cast before they even read the script. With many works like this Kelly has foreseen what he believes could be the possible future. With everything being said Kevin Kelly has played an instrumental role in foreseeing the future of technology and would be a magnificent speaker for Bucknell.