"Distinguished cyberneticist Stafford Beer states the case for a new science of systems theory and cybernetics, examining such issues as “A Liberty Machine in Prototype,” “Science in the Service of Man,” and “The Free Man in a Cybernetic World.”"
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The Real Threat to All We Hold Most Dear
The Disregarded Tools of Modern Man
A Liberty Machine in Prototype
Science in the Service of Man
The Future That Can Be Demanded Now
The Free Man in a Cybernetic World
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