RESOURCE | The Universe Is a Question

“It’s very likely that the universe is really a kind of a question, rather than the answer to anything,” says philosopher technologist Kevin Kelly. He says our role as good askers of questions will remain the most important contribution of our species in a coming world of AI.

Kevin is co-founder and Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine, co-founder of the All Species Foundation (a non-profit aimed at cataloging and identifying every living species on earth), co-founder of the The Rosetta Project (building an archive of all documented human language), on the board of The Long Now Foundation (where he’s investigating how to revive and restore endangered or extinct species, including the wooly mammoth), author of the best-sellers What Technology Wants and The Inevitable, and has been called “the real-life Most Interesting Man in the World.”

(Both an edited an unedited version of the conversation are available; we recommend the unedited.)

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