Serial Experiments Cybernetics Layer 01: Wiener

“Cybernetics [is] control and communication in the animal and the machine.” – Norbert Wiener This is the first in what will be a series on cybernetics. The esteemed Ethnarch provided a good primer on Cybernetics in the 128th episode of the Myth of the 20 Century podcast, which was about speculative fiction. He identified Wiener…

Ideologies of Delayed Informatization

by the Chicago Civil Servant We’re observing the emergence of new (old) ideologies, and rapid political realignments punctuated by heroic calls for action and decisions. How do we deal with it? Let me take you through some old-school sociology before looking at the latest ideological calls for “decisions” and the suppression of speech. This is…