Norbert Wiener





Norbert Wiener

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The Human Use Of Human Bein...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 229 ratings — published 1949 — 11 editions
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Cybernetics: or the Control...
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God & Golem, Inc.
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1964 — 4 editions
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I Am Mathematician
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1956 — 2 editions
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Ex-Prodigy: My Childhood An...
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Invention: The Care and Fee...
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Мое отношение к кибернетике...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1969
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The Legacy of Norbert Wiene...
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The Fourier Integral and Ce...
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Ich und die Kybernetik. Der...
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“The world of the future will be an even more demanding struggle against the limitations of our intelligence, not a comfortable hammock in which we can lie down to be waited upon by our robot slaves.”
Norbert Wiener, The Human Use Of Human Beings: Cybernetics And Society

“Let us remember that the automatic machine is the precise economic equivalent of slave labor. Any labor which competes with slave labor must accept the economic consequences of slave labor.”
Norbert Wiener, Cybernetics

“We are swimming upstream against a great torrent of disorganization...In this, our main obligation is to establish arbitrary enclaves of order and system...It is the greatest possible victory to be, to continue to be, and to have been. No defeat can deprive us of the success of having existed for some moment of time in a universe that seems indifferent to us.

This is no defeatism...The declaration of our own nature and the attempt to build up an enclave of organization in the face of nature's overwhelming tendency to disorder is an insolence against the gods and the iron necessity that they impose. Here lies tragedy, but here lies glory too...

All this represents the manner in which I believe I have been able to add something positive to the pessimism of...the existensialists. I have not replaced the gloom of existence by a philosophy which is optimistic in any Pollyanna sense, but...with a positive attitude toward the universe and toward our life in it. ”
Norbert Wiener

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