182: What Will the Future Look Like? AI, Self Driving Cars, & Robots with Kevin Kelly

“Instead of having an internet of knowledge, the shift is toward an internet of experiences and emotions and feeling.” – Kevin Kelly

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What will the future look like? Will we experience the dystopian type of future that is so popular in films and books these days, or will it perhaps be a bit brighter than that? Will we lose jobs en masse? Will enough new jobs be created by technology to deal with all the ones that are lost?

These are just a few of the fascinating questions my guest today, Kevin Kelly, and I get into on today’s episode. Kevin’s new book, “The Inevitable” details the ways in which technology will change life as we know it on earth. His insight is fascinating, and the discussion of where all of this is heading is extremely educational.

If you’ve ever been curious about the future, about where technology is headed, about if humans are going to be able to handle the onslaught of new technologies, this interview is for you!

“In the future, society will shift from one where we own assets to one where we have access to assets.” – Kevin Kelly

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Key Takeaways

  • Some things are inevitable, like the internet. Things like AI are inevitable, but what gets done with AI is not
  • Even with the extremeness of what will change, there will still be a lot of sameness in your life, especially in the near future
  • The future of technology can be thought of as a GPS for your life
  • Instead of having an internet of knowledge, the shift is toward an internet of experiences and emotions and feeling
  • Anything learned through the future of an internet of experiences will be learned in a more visceral, stronger way
  • The number one most common occupation is drivers, whether Uber, Taxi, or truck, and those jobs will be going away eventually
  • But, having AI drive the car will in fact spark a many of other jobs, because what you will be doing in the car will be work, entertainment, or in general experiencing things
  • Anything repetitive and monotonous will go to the AI
  • Humans will move more and more toward jobs that are not defined by productivity, but by creativity and creative decision making
  • Society will shift from one where we own assets to one where we have access to assets
  • In the future, people will own less and less over time, and instead simply have access to everything. People will only own things that they care deeply about or make a living with

Resources

“The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future” by Kevin Kelly

Twitter: @Kevin2Kelly

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