Norbert Wiener who coined the term cybernetics

Cybernetics is concerned with control and communication in living things and machines. It is an interdisciplinary study of the structure and dynamics of regulatory systems.

Cybernetics involves several disciplines including control theory, information theory, systems theory, and robotics.

One appealing aspect of cybernetics is its refusal to accept discipline boundaries. If your area of study involves systems, regulation, or control it is fundamentally cybernetic and must obey basic scientific principles. The scientific method itself can be viewed as a cybernetic induction system.


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