Out of Control by Kevin Kelly
The Rise of Neo-Biological Civilization

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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.

About Kevin Kelly

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KEVIN KELLY helped launch Wired magazine and was its executive editor for nearly seven years. He has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. His previous books include Out of Control and the bestselling New Rules for a New Economy. He lives in Pacifica, California.
Published April 30, 2009 by Basic Books. 530 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Computers & Technology, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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In this densely packed deliberation on the shape of things to come, Kelly, the executive editor of Wired, offers a biological paradigm for a whole set of scientific and cultural phenomena: virtual reality, self-controlling robots, animation, nanotechnology, games, even the much ballyhooed ``infor...

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In this mind-expanding exploration of the synergistic intersection of computer science, biology, systems theory, cybernetics and artificial intelligence, Kelly investigates what he calls ``vivisystems''--lifelike, complex, engineered systems capable of growing in complexity.

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In December 1990, after a decade of effort, graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University's Field Robotics Center put together a robot that slowly walked across a courtyard.

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