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Cybernetics. From Past to Future

  • Novikov A
  • Past F
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This book is a brief “navigator” across the history of cybernetics, its stateof-the-art and prospects. The evolution of cybernetics (from N. Wiener to the present day) and the reasons of its ups and downs are considered. The correlation of cybernetics with the philosophy and methodology of control, as well as with system theory and systems analysis is established. A detailed analysis focuses on the modern trends of research in cybernetics. A new development stage of cybernetics (the so-called cybernetics 2.0) is discussed as a science on general regularities of systems organization and control. The author substantiates the topicality of elaborating a new branch of cybernetics, i.e., organization theory (O3) which studies an organization as a property, process and system. The book is intended for theoreticians and practitioners, as well as for students, postgraduates and doctoral candidates. In the first place, the target audience includes tutors and lecturers preparing courses on cybernetics, control theory and systems science.




Novikov, A., & Past, F. (2016). Cybernetics. From Past to Future (p. 115).

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