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April 10, 2009 12:57 PM Subscribe
You probably think you know what cybernetics means, you are probably wrong.
posted by idiopath (49 comments total)
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Has the field of cybernetics
just mostly forgotten? It has been variously described
as the science of communication and
, the art of defensible
, and used in pop culture as a root word for
Try googling about cybernetics or anything related, and you will get noise (cybernetics is biological-mechanical interface the same way that neuropsychopharmacology is snorting coke off a prostitute's erect penis with a rolled up $100 bill), cutting trough this noise for others interested in the subject is a major motivation in making this post.
As a "theory of everything" discipline, it may look like crackpottery at first glance, but it has had real results. Cybernetics has been used to connect a number of academic disciplines:
Its tangible discoveries include anti-aircraft weapons, the concept of an ecosystem, and your home thermostat.