noun (used with a singular verb)
Origin of cybernetics
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Cybernetics gained its monopoly by cutting costs of production.Joy Ride
During the indoctrination period you will do a very simple routine job in coordination with the cybernetics machines.The Victor
Cybernetics is a combined study of machines and the human nervous system.The Caves of Fear
Her console's so simple anyone with a basic knowledge of computers and cybernetics could figure her out.Where I Wasn't Going
He got interested in neurology from the physics angle toward the end of his life, and contributed a lot to cybernetics.Sentiment, Inc.
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Word Origin for cybernetics
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.