noun (used with a singular verb)
Origin of cybernetics
Examples from the Web for cybernetic
Rocket has a “cybernetic skeletal structure, enhanced phalange and metacarpal bones, and a genetically augmented cerebral cortex.”11 Things to Know About Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy|Marina Watts|February 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was a lot of cybernetic and robotic equipment, and astrogational equipment, that had to be made from scratch.The Cosmic Computer|Henry Beam Piper
If cybernetic remotes functioned operationally at this distance we wouldn't have to send men at all.Measure for a Loner|James Judson Harmon
It's equipped with what you might call a cybernetic brain—although that's pretty inadequate as a description.Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
Word Origin for cybernetics
1951, back-formation from cybernetics. Greek kybernetikos meant "good at steering."
coined 1948 by U.S. mathematician Norbert Wiener (1894-1964) from Greek kybernetes "steersman" (metaphorically "guide, governor") + -ics; perhaps based on 1830s French cybernétique "the art of governing."
The future offers very little hope for those who expect that our new mechanical slaves will offer us a world in which we may rest from thinking. Help us they may, but at the cost of supreme demands upon our honesty and our intelligence. [Norbert Weiner, "God and Golem, Inc.," 1964]
The general study of control and communication systems in living organisms and machines, especially the mathematical analysis of the flow of information. The term cybernetics was coined by Norbert Wiener, an American mathematician of the twentieth century.