Out of Control

The Rise of Neo-biological Civilization

by Kevin Kelly

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Out of Control is the breakthrough concept of contemporary science and technology. It links the best of cutting-edge biology, computer science, economics, organizational theory, art, and much more. No longer just the best journalist on the subject, Kevin Kelly with this book is actively shaping the intellectual explosion.
— Stewart Brand, author of The Media Lab

Want a conceptual toolkit for creating creation? Here it is. In Out of Control, Kevin Kelly does more than explain lucidly the mind-boggling new science and technology of emergent phenomena. The book changed everything I thought I knew about the meaning of evolution and life. Kelly provides a stunning reply, twenty-five years later, to Stewart Brand's challenge in the first Whole Earth Catalogs: 'We are as gods and might as well get good at it.'
— Howard Rheingold, author of The Virtual Community

Kevin Kelly's wonderfully perceptive new book shatters more paradigms per page than any other text in this decade.
— Bruce Sterling, author of Islands in the Net

Kevin Kelly's Out of Control is a sweeping and imaginative tour de force... fractal and far-out, chaotic and post-Darwinian, and reaching for the Divine.
— George Gilder, author of Wealth and Poverty

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