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

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  • Kevin Kelly
  • Author:  Kevin Kelly
  • Year: 29-02-2016
  • Translator from english: Maria Kondakova
  • Availability:  In Stock
  • Product Code:  1630-01
  • SKU: 09.0098
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-735-9
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Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.

The central theme of the book is that several fields of contemporary science and philosophy point in the same direction: intelligence is not organized in a centralized structure but much more like a bee-hive of small simple components. Kelly applies this view to bureaucratic organizations, intelligent computers as well as to the human brain.

Major themes in Out of Control are cybernetics, emergence, self-organization, complex systems, negentropy and chaos theory and it can be seen as a work of techno-utopianism.

About the Author

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly (born in 1952) is the founding executive editor of Wired magazine, and a former editor/publisher of the Whole Earth Review. He has also been a writer, photographer, conservationist, and st... Read more

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Specification
Year 29-02-2016
Translator from english: Maria Kondakova
Pages 688
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.85 kg
Cover Type Hardcover
Genre Future & Technology, Biology & Evolution, Scientific Theories, Environment & Zoology

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