Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by the Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. Kurzweil is one of the leading inventors of our time and has authored six books, four of which have been national best sellers. His latest book, The Singularity Is Near, was a New York Times best seller and has been the #1 book on Amazon.com in both science and philosophy.
KevinKelly Kevin Kelly founded Wired magazine in 1993 and served as its Executive Editor from its inception until 1999. Kelly cofounded the Hackers’ Conference and authored the best-selling New Rules for the New Economy and the classic book on decentralized emergent systems, Out of Control. Now Wired’s “Senior Maverick” he will publish What Technology Wants (Viking/Penguin) this fall.
DavidLankes R. David Lankes is the Director of the Information Institute of Syracuse, University, NY and Director of Syracuse’s library science program. Lankes’s interest has always concerned combining theory and practice to create impactful active research projects. Past projects include the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology; the Gateway to Education Materials; AskERIC; and the Virtual Reference Desk. Lankes’s more recent work involves how participatory concepts can reshape libraries and credibility.