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Cybernetics by Norbert Wiener
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bookshelves: science, psychology
Recommended to Maureen by: Brian Eno
Recommended for: everyone

I stumbled through this book the best I could as a non-mathematician, because a friend suggested I read it. There was also a movement afoot in the psychology world at the time called "Psycho-cybernetics," which borrowed heavily from Weiner's ideas. Perhaps the most significant aspect of Cybernetics to me was Weiner's exploration of human bodies as machines, coupled with the ethical considerations of tinkering with the mechanics.
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January 1, 1979 – Finished Reading
August 9, 2008 – Shelved
September 3, 2008 – Shelved as: science
September 3, 2008 – Shelved as: psychology

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