Complexity Explorer Santa Fe Institute

Popular-Science Book

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

This book is a popular science overview of self-organizing systems and concepts of control for robots and artificial intelligences. It grounds the field in stories of practitioners and their accomplishments. Discusses swarm intelligence, co-evolution, networks and, in the last chapter, 9 archetypal guidelines of system formation, or as he puts it, "... Nine Laws of God governing the incubation of somethings from nothing."

K. Kelly
Emergence, Technology, Philosophy, Economics, Social Systems, Social Science

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