Definitions

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  • noun The control of an industrial operation or task through processing of information with a computer.

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  • noun the control of processes by computer

Etymologies

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Blend of cybernetic and automation

Examples

  • They awaken General Garroway and his Star Marines from eight and a half centuries of deliberate cybernetic-hibernation sleep; a super squad who chose cybernation in 3152 in case they were ever needed again.

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  • But Mr. Michael talks of the "interplay of economic, humanitarian and public relations and other factors" as making cybernation "more or less possible and pervasive" (what waffling!) and says that mine are the "incautious speculations."

    Automation

  • I deliberately used "disrupt," not "unemploy," in order to emphasize both unemployment produced by cybernation, and, for many who are employed, radical changes in the substantial content and status of their jobs.

    Automation

  • The averages, time trend data, and so on, used to demonstrate that cybernation has had little or no effect on the labor force — and by implication, presumably, that it will have little effect — by their very nature wash out the present exceptional examples of cybernation's impact on the workers.

    Automation

  • It would be surprising if the impact of cybernation in its present relatively early stages were felt everywhere or in particular places sufficiently impressively to show up in the crude statistical measures of technological change which are all we have.

    Automation

  • Certainly, with so many needs to be filled, neither technology nor cybernation is going to make human labor redundant.

    Automation

  • Those who talk of automation and cybernation have raised a bogey which simply beclouds the real economic and political problem: how to maintain sufficient demand so as to assure full employment and how to satisfy the evident large needs of major groups in the society.

    Automation

  • Any popular exploration of a topic as complex as cybernation is bound to be skimpy: to fuse fact and speculation.

    Automation

  • 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.

    Automation

  • Part of what's going to be involved in getting the needed shift — if we do get it — in values and styles of doing and paying for work will be recognizing the likely impacts of cybernation on conventional work — not in deprecating its very likely contribution to the "difficult political and economic problems that lie ahead."

    Automation

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