Dark Hero of the Information Age In Search of Norbert Wiener - The Father of Cybernetics
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In the middle part of this century, Norbert Weiner--child prodigy and brilliant. MIT mathematician--founded the revolutionary science of cybernetics and ignited the information-age explosion of computers, automation, and global telecommunications. The first to articulate modern notions of "feedback" and "information," Weiner's ideas informed the work of computer pioneer John von Neumann, neuroscientists Warren McCulloch and Walter Pitts, and anthropologists Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead. His best-selling book, Cybernetics, which revealed the common principles underlying computers and the human nervous system, catapulted him into the public spotlight, as did his chilling visions of the…
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 8/29/2006
Size: 6.22" wide x 9.21" long x 1.10" tall