Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines

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Fourth Estate, 1995 - Science - 666 pages
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A synthesis of research and theory, this work chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the adaptability and autonomy of living organisms becomes the model for human made systems and machines. The author combines ideas from the Choas Theory, cybernetics, current thinking on evolution and research into computerized artificial life with his own experience of on-line culture to show that industrial culture is now obsolete. This book presents the prospects of imminent revolution as Kelly identifies new frontiers of thinking about biological systems that will change the way the natural world is percieved.

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

User Review  - Dave Peticolas - Goodreads

This is an extended meditation on the idea that the worlds of biology and technology are converging, with consequences for both. Along the way we meet lots of interesting thinkers and doers and see ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Wei Luo - Goodreads

I just simply feel I am ignorant when I was reading this book. This book concludes with the nine laws of nature, society, and technology through reviewing biology, economics, sociology, management, business, human intelligence.... Read full review

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