Molly Sauter's review of Kevin Kelly's latest book reminds us that he's writing for a very particular audience:

To establish his bonafides, Kelly routinely supplies memoir-ish vignettes as someone who was in the room where it happened (usually Silicon Valley, the MIT Media Lab, or standing next to a name-brand innovator): the pitfall of which is that, like his previous work, the book remains incapable of envisioning the lives of individuals outside his affluent techno-elite bubble.

Instead, The Inevitable spins rosy yet inconsistent, historically baseless prosperity gospels where there are no losers, no negative externalities, and nothing preventing technology getting what it wants. Like other techno-prophets of his generation, Kelly's success has anesthetized him against the harms and failures of technology.

[Via @nd_kane]