Travel Talk With Kevin Kelly and Tim Ferriss
Two of my favorite speakers from the last few years at SXSW are Kevin Kelly and Tim Ferris. The founding executive editor of Wired Magazine, Kelly spoke to a packed room at the 2016 event — click here to see the video of that presentation. Meanwhile, Tim Ferris served as a keynote at the 2017 SXSW Edu event and he also interviewed Cheryl Strayed about her creative process during SXSWeek.
Kelly and Ferris recently teamed up for an intriguing 45-minute podcast that covers the best ideas and the coolest gear for summer travel. While not quite as future-focused and tech-centric as their two hour conversation from approximately a year ago, this new recording should inspire you to pack your bags and embark on many new adventures in many new countries over the next few months.
If you are in need of some mind-expanding reading along the way, then these two can also do the trick. Kelly’s most recent book “The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future” provides incredible insights on how automation, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and assorted other upgrades on our current notions of humanity will define the coming decades. As for Ferris, his newest release “Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers” introduces you to an amazing assortment of today’s most intriguing thinkers, doers and innovators.
Also, when you want a bit of rest from your summer travels, catch the new TV show from the man who brought is the Four Hour Workweek: “Fear(less) with Tim Ferriss.” Upcoming guests include Bill Rasmusssen (July 4), Phil Helmuth (July 11), Stewart Copeland (July 18), Tom Morello (July 25) and Bill Burr (August 1). The new show is executive produced by the Vince Vaughn company Wild West Productions.
Hugh Forrest tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often (but not always) cover technology-related trends. When not attempting to wordsmith or meditating, he serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW in Austin.