Out of Control: The Rise of Neo-Biological Civilization

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A quest for the basic principals defining artificial evolution (what will be common in the next century). From the former editor of CoEvolution Quarterly/Whole Earth Review, the first phantasmagoric look, not just at the science of spontaneous self-organization, but actually into the phenomenon itself.

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This is a book about how our manufactured world has become so complex that the only way to create yet more complex things is by using the principles of biology. This means decentralized, bottom up control, evolutionary advances and error-honoring institutions. I also get into the new laws of wealth in a network-based economy, what the Biosphere 2 project in Arizona has or has not to teach us, and whether large systems can predict or be predicted. And more: restoration biology, encryption, a-life, and the lessons of hypertext. Yes, it's a romp, in 520 pages. But the best part, my friends tell me, is the 28-page annotated bibliography. If you have suspected that technology could be better, more life-like, then this book is for you.

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Looks at a new approach to technology that follows the model of living organisms, and discusses complexity, closed systems, networks, e-money, prediction, and digital anonymity.

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