Kevin Kelly seems like a pretty interesting chap. His website covers a bunch of interesting topics and has links to a number of other things that he is involved with like Long Bets a web site the gets people to make long term predictions and gets them to put some money where their mouth is. There is a list of 100 factual films with reviews, some cool tools he has found and other bits and pieces. He is currently writing a new book on what technology wants from us.
He re-counts his 15 seconds of second-hand Hollywood fame. The Matrix Revisted (the making of the Matrix) has Keanu Reeves recounting how each actor had to read his book Out of Control (and 2 other books) before they could open the original script. Kevin has made this book available in it’s entirety online and it is a good read for sure. The tag line to the book is The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, and the Economic World. Out of Control is a summary of what we know about self-sustaining systems, both living ones such as a tropical wetland, or an artificial one, such as a computer simulation of our planet. Thoughts on what we can expect in the future of machines and complex systems.