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Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines

By: Kevin Kelly

521 pages, no illustrations

Fourth Estate

Paperback | Dec 1995 | #43941 | ISBN: 1857023080
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Paperback | Mar 1995 | #185476 | ISBN: 0201483408
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Hardback | Dec 1994 | #41023 | ISBN: 1857020197
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About this book

The most complex system we know of is nature. But humans are now beginning to build machines and systems that rival nature's complexity. This much discussed book chronicles the dawn of the new era in which the adaptability and autonomy of living organisms becomes the model for human-made systems and machines.


Contents

* The Made and the Born * Hive Mind * Machines with an Attitude * Assembling Complexity * Coevolution * The Natural Flux * Emergence of Control * Closed Systems * Pop Goes the Biosphere * Industrial Ecology * Network Economics * E-Money * God Games * In the Library of Form * Artificial Evolution * The Future of Control * As Open Universe * The Structure of Organized Change * PostDarwinism * The Butterfly Sleeps * Rising Flow * Prediction Machinery * Wholes, Holes, and Spaces * The Nine Laws of God

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