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Video: How does technology evolve? Like we did

Kevin Kelly uses evolutionary theory to discuss the purpose and value of technology. By asking, “What does technology want?” he shows that its movement toward ubiquity and complexity is much like the evolution of life. Using a discipline-hopping range of examples — from exotic flora to the Big Bang, from the Amish to Mozart — Kelly not only draws an encompassing picture of humans and machines evolving, but discovers, while he’s at it, a moral assignment for everyone in his audience.

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