Out of Control

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

Ranked #1 in Control System, Ranked #6 in System Designsee more rankings.

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. less

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Steve Jurvetson The single book that’s had the most influence on me my entire life. [...] It started my life long fascination of the biological metaphors in technology. (Source)

Geoffrey Miller @kevin2kelly Love that book. Read it in grad school. Inspired my evolutionary robotics and artificial life research. (Source)

Cynthia Johnson This book was the basis of The Matrix. It goes down this rabbit hole of where machines begin and end, and where we fit into that. The entire idea is that as we move into this revolutionary, technology-driven world, we then also become parts of that. (Source)

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