Thursday, September 29, 2016
Making experiences...............Part 2
The funny thing about a whole class of technology that enhances experience and personalization is that it puts great pressure on us to know who we are. We will soon dwell smack in the middle of the Library of Everything, surrounded by the liquid presence of all existing works of humankind, just within reach of our fingertips, for free. The great filters will be standing by, guiding us, ready to serve us our wishes. "What do you want?" the filters ask. "You can choose anything: what do you choose?" The filters have been watching us for years; they anticipate what we will ask. They can almost autocomplete it right now. Thing is, we don't know what we want. We don't know ourselves very well.
-Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable