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norbertwiener

Formulated the foundations of cybernetics, in its modern guise, as Communication and Control in the Animal and the Machine, and specifically the mechanism of feedback. Was accutely aware that the concepts being offered were liable to misuse. His deepest contribution is in his second cybernetic book, The Human Use of Human Beings in which he argues passionately for cybernetics as liberating humans, rather than as a form of robotic fascism.


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