Out Of Control

Author: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780786747030
Release Date: 2009-04-30
Genre: Science

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.

Out Of Control

Author: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780786747030
Release Date: 2009-04-30
Genre: Science

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.

Out of Control

Author: Kevin Kelly
Publisher:
ISBN: 1857023080
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Science

A synthesis of research and theory, this work chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the adaptability and autonomy of living organisms becomes the model for human made systems and machines. The author combines ideas from the Choas Theory, cybernetics, current thinking on evolution and research into computerized artificial life with his own experience of on-line culture to show that industrial culture is now obsolete. This book presents the prospects of imminent revolution as Kelly identifies new frontiers of thinking about biological systems that will change the way the natural world is percieved.

What Technology Wants

Author: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143120179
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Profiles technology as an evolving international system with predictable trends, counseling readers on how to prepare themselves and future generations by anticipating and steering their choices toward developing needs.

New Rules for the New Economy

Author: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101221839
Release Date: 1999-10-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The classic book on business strategy in the new networked economy— from the author of the New York Times bestseller The Inevitable Forget supply and demand. Forget computers. The old rules are broken. Today, communication, not computation, drives change. We are rushing into a world where connectivity is everything, and where old business know-how means nothing. In this new economic order, success flows primarily from understanding networks, and networks have their own rules. In New Rules for the New Economy, Kelly presents ten fundamental principles of the connected economy that invert the traditional wisdom of the industrial world. Succinct and memorable, New Rules explains why these powerful laws are already hardwired into the new economy, and how they play out in all kinds of business—both low and high tech— all over the world. More than an overview of new economic principles, it prescribes clear and specific strategies for success in the network economy. For any worker, CEO, or middle manager, New Rules is the survival kit for the new economy.

Glut

Author: Alex Wright
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801475090
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics

Richly illustrated and exhaustively researched, "Glut" takes readers on an intriguing cross-disciplinary journey through the deep history of human knowledge systems and examines the problem of information overload.

Evolutionary Robotics

Author: Stefano Nolfi
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262140705
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Technology & Engineering

An overview of the basic concepts and methodologies of evolutionary robotics, which views robots as autonomous artificial organisms that develop their own skills in close interaction with the environment and without human intervention.

Asia Grace

Author: Kevin Kelly
Publisher:
ISBN: 3822816191
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Photography

Co-founder of the digital culture magazine Wired, Kevin Kelly leads a double life; cyber-culture editor and independent photographer. For the past thirty years, and completely independently of his work on Wired, he has been traveling the far reaches of Asia photographing the ins and outs of daily life. Kelly has the unique perspective of someone who lives in the digital fast lane and yet craves to experience and understand cultures far different from his own. In approximately 600 stunning, richly-colored images, with no text whatsoever, Kelly shares his vision of Asia from East to West, from Afghanistan to Japan. The scope of this book is so vast, flipping through the pages is like a journey, more akin to an epic film than a book.

Machine Dreams

Author: Philip Mirowski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521775264
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

This was the first cross-over book into the history of science written by an historian of economics. It shows how 'history of technology' can be integrated with the history of economic ideas. The analysis combines Cold War history with the history of postwar economics in America and later elsewhere, revealing that the Pax Americana had much to do with abstruse and formal doctrines such as linear programming and game theory. It links the literature on 'cyborg' to economics, an element missing in literature to date. The treatment further calls into question the idea that economics has been immune to postmodern currents, arguing that neoclassical economics has participated in the deconstruction of the integral 'self'. Finally, it argues for an alliance of computational and institutional themes, and challenges the widespread impression that there is nothing else besides American neoclassical economic theory left standing after the demise of Marxism.

Sleep on It

Author: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Children's Press
ISBN: 0516481754
Release Date: 1996-03-01
Genre: Beds

Describes various kinds of beds and bedding used around the world as well as beds of the past, sleeping customs, and clothes people wear in bed.

Signal

Author: Kevin Kelly
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: UOM:39015013950004
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Science

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The Singularity is Near

Author: Ray Kurzweil
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co
ISBN: 9780715640159
Release Date: 2010-02-11
Genre: Science

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil examines the next step in the evolutionary process of the union of human and machine. He foresees the dawning of a new civilization where we will be able to transcend our biological skills with the vastly greater capacity, speed and knowledge-sharing abilities of our creations. In practical terms, human aging and illness will be reversed; pollution will be stopped and world hunger and poverty will be solved. There will be no clear distinction between human and machine, real reality and virtual reality. The Singularity is Near offers a view of the coming age that is both a dramatic culmination of centuries of technological ingenuity and a genuinely inspiring vision of our ultimate destiny.

The Selfish Gene

Author: Richard Dawkins
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192860925
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Literary Criticism

An ethologist shows man to be a gene machine whose world is one of savage competition and deceit