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Review: Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World

User Review  - Maxim - Goodreads

Broad overview of studies of complex systems of different kinds. It comes with detailed bibliography and can certainly be a starting point if you have casual interest in the field. As is usually the ... Read full review

Review: Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World

User Review  - Kars - Goodreads

The parts where Kelly discusses technology are dated, and worth skipping. But his overview of evolutionary biology is comprehensive, and the way he connects it to the realm of the made is inspirational and compelling. It's given me new starting points for thinking about complexity. Read full review

Review: Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World

User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

I didn't read the whole thing, but just the first few chapters. I think it was sufficient for my purposes, but also very relevant. I love it when descriptions of natural systems match what you note ... Read full review

Review: Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World

User Review  - Zhenshan Su - Goodreads

This is the kind of book that can give people a totally new and great respect of what the world is. Read full review

Review: Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Don't let the fact that it took me 10 months to finish this book impact your decision to read it; Out of Control was a well-worthy, remarkable effort, which should be given a careful and thorough read ... Read full review

Review: Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World

User Review  - Wessel van Rensburg - Goodreads

This is techno determinism on steroids, free market orientated and utopian. Digital darwinism would be an apt description in fact. It reads like poetry at times, which is surprising considering how ... Read full review

Review: Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World

User Review  - Liliana Cruz - Goodreads

It's one of those books, that everyone must read. Shows us a different perspective to see technology and the real importance of this in our lifes. Read full review

Review: Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World

User Review  - Andreas - Goodreads

This is a fascinating book full of fascinating ideas reaching across the board from artificial intelligence, evolution, biology, ecology, robotics and more to explore complexity, cybernetics and self ... Read full review

Review: Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World

User Review  - MattA - Goodreads

Liked this book, but it was written over a decade ago about "cutting edge" issues, so it comes across as dated in some aspects. And the chapters are somewhat disconnected, so the overall narrative of ... Read full review

Review: Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World

User Review  - Claire S - Goodreads

This was required reading for a masters-level class I took on Chaos and Complex Systems. I guess people who know more about such things have multiple criticisms of this work, but for an ingenue like me, it was fascinating! I'm very interesting in other science-for-layperson type things.. Read full review


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