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Sixty years of cybernetics: cybernetics still alive. (English) Zbl 1154.01305
Summary: This informal essay, written on the occasion of 60th anniversary of Wienerian cybernetics, presents a series of themes and ideas that has emerged during last several decades and which have direct or indirect relationships to the principal concepts of cybernetics. Moreover, they share with original cybernetics the same transdisciplinary character.

01A60 History of mathematics in the 20th century
68-03 History of computer science
93-03 History of systems and control theory
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