For more than two decades I have been involved with the maintenance, R&D and production of complex computer, mainly "special purpose" systems (missile guidance systems, tracking systems, command and control or traffic management systems, etc.). Iíve never been able to accept the notion that the systems I was working are something "special" and during the years I was always searching for similar patterns, building analogies and using metaphors in order to explain things first to myself and then (with less success) to others. My first contact with Cybernetics was in high school through a translation of a Russian textbook. that enables me to apply the same approach regardless of the type of real system requiring either analysis or synthesis. I developed a methodology based on
My perception of cybernetics is in the first place "intuitive" and than formal. Isn't it all we know about the world around us pure "meta-physics" before it is transformed in the formal language of physics?
The best description of cybernetics I ever found was in the Nobel Prize
Hesseís book The
Glass Bead Game. I assume
For this reason I believe that the "right" answers are likely to be found in the unusual "chaotic" places on the margins of today formal science than in it's rigid institutionalized middle.
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