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

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Overview


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.

In a book about the marriage of the born and the made -- the biologicalization of everything from computers to government -- the executive editor of Wired chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that dri ve our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780201483406
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 360,549
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Kevin Kelly is Executive Editor of Wired, the new bible of the techno-culture. Formerly Publisher and Editor of Whole Earth Review, he has been instrumental in helping launch a number of cultural innovations: The Hacker’s Conference; Cyberthon; the first virtual-reality jamboree; and the WELL, model way station on the information superhighway.
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