The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

Kevin Kelly


Much of what will happen in the next thirty years is inevitable, driven by technological trends that are already in motion. In this fascinating, provocative new book, Kevin Kelly provides an optimistic road map for the future, showing how the coming changes in our lives—from virtual reality in the home to an on-demand economy to artificial intelligence embedded in everything we manufacture—can be understood as the result of a few long-term, accelerating forces. Kelly both describes these deep trends—interacting, cognifying, flowing, screening, accessing, sharing, filtering, remixing, tracking, and questioning—and demonstrates how they overlap and are codependent on one another.

My opinion

This is a good book about future of tech. It doesn’t try to cover the entire future of humanity, just ‘silicon valley perspective’ of technology mega trends. It focuses on ICT related technology and it gives reader a clear picture what might be coming on that front during next 30 years.

For who?

This book is for People interested on high level tech trends.