Cybernetics (disambiguation)

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Cybernetics may refer to:

The original modern day definition of term "cybernetics" was created by Norbert Wiener in the 1940s. The theory of communication and or control, as well as the term "feedback" are only elements of a transdisciplinary body of knowledge labeled cybernetics.


  • In popular culture, the study of cyborgs and robotic implants and prosthetics. Cyberware is technology that attempts to create a working interface between machines/computers and the human nervous system, including (but not limited to) the brain.
  • Sometimes erroneously used as a synonym for robotics
  • Second-order cybernetics, the study of Cybernetics but the observer is seen as a participating part of the system in focus
  • New Cybernetics, the study of First- and Second-order cybernetics