Cybernetics

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Full Title or Meme

The science of communications and automatic control systems in both machines and living things.

Context

Coined by Norbert Weiner in his book Cybernetics from Greek the kybernetes "steersman" (metaphorically "guide, governor"), from kybernan "to steer or pilot a ship, direct as a pilot," figuratively "to guide, govern."

References

  • Most often seen to today in the shortened prefix Cyber.