Out of Control

30 Oct 2021 02:15 - 02 Oct 2023 07:43
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    • book by Kevin Kelly about autonomous life machines (his later book What Technology Wants has similar themes). I find these works somewhat irritating and I'm not sure why; probably because they are facile pop treatments of the same themes I'm interested in.
    • Here are the bullet points from his last chapter, the portentiously-titled Nine Laws of God:
      • Distribute being
      • Control from the bottom up
      • Cultivate increasing returns
      • Grow by chunking
      • Maximize the fringes
      • Honor your errors
      • Pursue no optima; have multiple goals
      • Seek persistent disequilibrium
      • Change changes itself.