Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World
This is a book about how our manufactured world has become so complex that the only way to create yet more complex things is by using the principles of biology. This means decentralized, bottom up control, evolutionary advances and error-honoring institutions. I also get into the new laws of wealth in a network-based economy, what the Biosphere 2 project in Arizona has or has not to teach us, and whether large systems can predict or be predicted. And more: restoration biology, encryption, a-life, and the lessons of hypertext. Yes, it's a romp, in 520 pages. But the best part, my friends tell me, is the 28-page annotated bibliography. If you have suspected that technology could be better, more life-like, then this book is for you. -- Product Description.
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Kelly is editor of the cyber-yuppie magazine Wired and founder of the computer network known as "The Well'' Out of Control indicates that he should turn the computer off and get outside more often ... Read full review
THE MADE AND THE BORN
MACHINES WITH AN ATTITUDE
THE NATURAL FLUX
EMEROENOE OF CONTROL
THE FUTURE OF CONTROL
AN OPEN UNIVERSE
THE STRUcTURE OF ORGANIZED CHANGE
WHOLEs HOLES AND SPACES
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