from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To control (an industrial process) by computer.
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- verb control a function, process, or creation by a computer
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
No available models can adequately, much less precisely, predict the rate at which an industry will cybernate as a response to domestic or foreign competition or the degree to which other unanticipated changes in associated technologies and products — not to mention the interplay of economic, humanitarian, public relations, and other factors — may make cybernation more or less possible and pervasive in a given industry.
When Mr. Michael, in reply, says that "no available model" can predict the rate at which any industry will cybernate, this is a sorry basis for his prediction of coming cybernation.