It's a brave new world, one where new computers become aged and infirm in three years, or less.
But what do the gadgets, games, or the military hardware of today tell us about tomorrow? Kevin Kelly says there are 12 trends in the recent explosion of new technologies, random and prolific as they may seem.
He's pinned them down in his new book called "Inevitable: Understanding The 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future." Kelly joins the Exchange with insights.