"Kevin Kelly's wonderfully perceptive new book shatters more paradigms per page than any other text in this decade. Out Of Control makes me feel good to be alive."
-- Bruce Sterling
"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 implosion."
-- Stewart Brand
"Out Of Control is in! Extremely cool McNuggets of information on every page."
-- Doug Coupland, author of Generation X
"Kevin Kelly's Out Of Control is a sweeping and imaginative tour de force, exploring the frontiers of science and technology. If you are having trouble with the complexity of things, get Out Of Control, and into some of the most creative current thinking in America: fractal and far out, chaotic and post-Darwinian, and reaching for the Divine."
-- George Gilder
"This lively and fascinating read is the classic, millenial paradigm-buster. After reading Out of Control, you'll never again think in the same way about how your world is organized. In fact, you'll feel slightly superior to, and impatient with, all those people who are still stuck in old-fashioned, 20th-century modes of thought"
--Joel Garreau, author of Edge City: Life on the New Frontier, and The Nine Nations of North America, and reporter for the Washington Post.
"Out of Control is a real thriller, full of astonishing and bold
connections, and more gripping than almost any sci-fi book I've ever
read. What I like is the way the book jumps between specifics and far-reaching
generalities - from how modern computer animation works, for example, to
how complex organisms evolve self-regulation. I find it difficult to contain my
enthusiasm in just a few lines for a work so rich and complex.
-- Brian Eno
Kevin Kelly's Out of Control: Is the flag waving? or the wind? or the mind?
Richard Thieme in Enculturation, vol. 3, no. 1, Spring 2000
'The Nine Laws of God': Kevin Kelly's Out of Control Techno-
Utopic Program for a WIRED World
by William Grassie
reviewed May 1996
in Voice Literary Supplement vol. 148 (Sept. '96) pp. 14
in Technology Review vol. 98 (Oct. '95) pp. 74-5
in Electronic News (New York, N.Y.: 1991) vol. 40 (Oct. 10 '94) pp. 38
William C. Taylor,
in Harvard Business Review vol. 72 (Nov./Dec. '94) pp. 64-6+
in Fortune vol. 130 (Sept. 5 '94) pp. 111