Definitions

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  • adj. Of or relating to cybernetics—the mathematical study of communication and control in the animal and the machine.
  • adj. Of or relating to computers and internet.

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  • adj. of or relating the principles of cybernetics

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek κυβερνητικός (kybernētikos, "good at steering, good pilot"), from κυβερνητική τέχνη (kybernētikē technē, "the pilot’s art"), from Ancient Greek κυβερνισμός (kybernismos), κυβέρνησις (kybernēsis, "steering, pilotage, guiding"), from κυβερνάω (kybernaō, "to steer, to drive, to guide, to act as a pilot"). The term first recorded in English in 1948. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The term cybernetic refers to a control-and-response mechanism in organisms and some machines.6 A thermostat is a simple example.

    The Answer

  • These include his abiding interest in cybernetic systems and the element of chance in the recording process, famously represented by his Oblique Strategies cards developed with the painter Peter Schmidt.

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  • For example, the rapid human advancement in cybernetic technology, at the Southampton University “The Southampton Hand”.

    Jane Webb: Illumination Illumini Cyborg Artwork | SciFi UK Review

  • His work focuses on the design of systems for the creation, manipulation and performance of simultaneous image and sound, as part of a more general inquiry into the formal language of interactivity, and of nonverbal communications protocols in cybernetic systems.

    Golan Levin

  • But yesterday's development raises an interesting question: what do you call a cybernetic organism whose cybernetic components are organic?

    The Speculist: Cyborgs

  • Some have called the cybernetic idea the most important in 2000 years ... since the idea of Jesus Christ.

    John Brockman: The Selfish Gene: Thirty Years On

  • I love the idea of cybernetic implants for style and or profit, love the edgy Corporate-controlled dystopia against/within which the characters can strive.

    D / RPG News

  • It's about "cybernetic" hearing implants ... directly in your skull.

    Musings of a Drunken Monk: October 2005 Archives

  • Under such circumstances, might not the fusion represent, in a very real sense, a single organism, a kind of cybernetic “centaur?”

    Perihilion

  • The automobile may thus be understood as an enhancive extension of the driver's own body, i.e., the driver-automobile "coupled system" yields a kind of cybernetic organism, albeit one that pushes to the limit our pre-theoretic intuitions about where the individual ends and the environment begins.

    Ethical Technology

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  • a confirmation
    beneath cybernetic delicacies
    situationisms collapse in the hermeneutics.

    February 4, 2013