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cybernetics

 [si″ber-net´iks]
the science of communication and control in the animal and in the machine.

cy·ber·net·ics

(sī'ber-net'iks),
1. The comparative study of computers and the human nervous system, with intent to explain the functioning of the brain.
See also: feedback.
2. The science of control and communication in both living and nonliving systems; characteristically, control is governed by feedback, that is, by communication within the system concerning the difference between the actual and the desired result, action then being modified so as to minimize this difference.
See also: feedback.
[G. kybernētica, things pertaining to control or piloting]

cybernetics

/cy·ber·net·ics/ (si″ber-net´iks) the science of the processes of communication and control in the animal and in the machine.

cybernetics

(sī′bər-nĕt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The theoretical study of communication and control processes in biological, mechanical, and electronic systems, especially the comparison of these processes in biological and artificial systems.

cy′ber·net′ic adj.
cy′ber·net′i·cal·ly adv.
cy′ber·net′i·cist, cy′ber·ne·ti′cian (-nĭ-tĭsh′ən) n.

cybernetics

[sī′bərnet′iks]
the science of control and communication in living and nonliving systems, as in comparative study of electronic computers and the living brain.

cybernetics

The formal study of the functions of human control and the mechanical and electronic devices designed to replace them.

cy·ber·net·ics

(sī'bĕr-net'iks)
1. The comparative study of computers and the human nervous system, with intent to explain the functioning of the brain.
2. The science of control and communication in both living and nonliving systems; characteristically, control is governed by feedback, that is, by communication within the system concerning the difference between the actual and the desired result, action then being modified so as to minimize this difference.
See also: feedback
[G. kybernētika, things pertaining to control or piloting]

cybernetics

The study of the control and communication systems common to machines and animals, including the human being. The study of the analogies between complex feedback control systems and human physiology has been fruitful to both disciplines.

cybernetics

the study of the comparison of control in the workings of the living body with man-made mechanical systems such as are used in robots.

cybernetics

the science of communication and control in the animal and in the machine.
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The claim that society is cybernetic was one made first of all by the cyberneticians themselves.
Summarizing the conceptual changes suggested by the above analysis, I underline that knowledge is not just a lexically, logically organized, and truth-oriented cognitive structure; it is also a historically and culturally determined preunderstanding, as hermeneutics suggest, and a bodily-biological evolutionary preunderstanding of the autopoietic system, as second-order cyberneticians and cognitive semantics suggest.
I was born human," writes cybernetician Kevin Warwick (2000).
Wiener was far from alone amongst cyberneticians in viewing the social world as an intricately articulated system of homeostats.
The word "control" [upravlenie] was key for Soviet cyberneticians because of the way it conflated a specialized cybernetic term with a word often emphasized by Lenin.
If we give them free rein, our cyberneticians can be counted on to remedy the lack of co-ordination and rationalization.
Cyberneticians have historically chosen subject matter over form of argument.
I don't really have an investment in defining schizophrenia as a medical or aesthetic category, so much as understanding how this language helped cyberneticians reimagine what machines and minds could be.
The ultimate logic of the happening and its derivatives is to supply the society of masterless slaves which the cyberneticians have planned for us with the spectatorless spectacle it will require.