Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines
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 WorldUser Review - Wil Michael - Goodreads
Out of Control is one of the most different and interesting books I have read to date. Kelly beautifully describes the complex and simple structures we find throughout the networks in life. He ... Read full review
Review: Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic WorldUser Review - 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