Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World
by Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Basic Books 1995
Number of pages: 528
The 20th century has been the Age of Physics. Out of Control is an accessible and entertaining explanation of why the coming years will probably be the Age of Biology -- particularly evolution and ethology -- and what this will mean to most every aspect of our society. Kelly is an enthusiastic and well-informed guide who explains the promises and implications of this rapidly evolving revolution very well.
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