Cybernetics Or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine
"It appers impossible for anyone seriously interested in our civilization to ignore this book. It is a ‘ must’ book for those in every branch of science . . . in addition, economists, politicians, statesmen, and businessmen cannot afford to overlook cybernetics and its tremendous, even terrifying implications.
"It is a beautifully written book, lucid, direct, and despite its complexity, as readable by the layman as the trained scientist."
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This is perhaps the single most seminal scientific work of the twentieth century, easily as important as a scientific discovery as the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics and far more broadly applicable than either of the prior theories which do not speak much outside the scope of their inquiries.
Cybernetic systems pervade our lives, from living organisms, to computer systems, to economics, ecosystems and climate. Knowledge of the core principles of cybernetics breathes insight into a vast array of the phenomena of our world.
Most highly recommended.
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I stumbled through this book the best I could as a non-mathematician, because a friend suggested I read it. There was also a movement afoot in the psychology world at the time called "Psycho ... Read full review
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