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The cybernetic society.

Author: Ralph Parkman
Publisher: New York : Pergamon Press, [1972]
Series: Pergamon unified engineering series, 15.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Cybernetic Society brings together facts and ideas which help give perspective to man's role in a cybernetic society. Emphasizing the transforming power of technological innovation and the ties between technology and society, the book explores the impact of industrialization on the working man, systems design for social systems, the relevance of cybernetics, and machine translation and self-reproducing machines.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Parkman, Ralph.
Cybernetic society.
New York, Pergamon Press [1972]
(DLC) 78185338
(OCoLC)525339
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Parkman
ISBN: 9781483159843 1483159841
OCLC Number: 608754529
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 396 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Front Cover; The Cybernetic Society; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1. Introduction; References; Chapter 2. Technology in the Industrial Age; PART I THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IN ENGLAND; PART II THE ADVENT OF MASS PRODUCTION; PART III THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMPUTER; References; Chapter 3. Industrialization, Cybernation and the Working Man; Post-World War II Employment Problems; The Knowledge Industries; The Worker in the United States: 1950-1975; Cybernation and Industry; The White-collar Worker; The Blue-collar Worker. The Technological Society, Unemployment and the PoorEngland-Seeds of Social Discord; Economic Theories and Industrial Change; The Laboring Class in Victorian England; Seeds of Environmental Destruction; Early American Patterns of Industrialization; Contemporary Economic Concepts and Unemployment; Structural versus Aggregate-demand Unemployment; Work and Leisure; The Guaranteed Income; References; Chapter 4. Technology and Government; The Winning of Elections; The Maintaining of Government; U rban Transportation; Economic and Social Indicators; Technology Assessment. Data Centers and the Issue of PrivacyThe Technological Elite; References; Chapter 5. The Systems Planners; Definition of a System; Classes of Systems; Systems Engineering and Operations Research; Systems Problems and Techniques; Systems Design for Social Systems-Beginnings; A Critical Look at the Systems Approach; References; Chapter 6. Cybernetics --
Control and Communication; Feedback Control; Communication; Telecommunication and the Two-State Code; Information and Choice; Unlike Alternatives; Information and Entropy; The Relevance of Cybernetics; References. Chapter 7. Man's Mind and the ComputerThe Creation of Intelligent Beings-Early Concerns; Mental Prodigies and Idiot Savants; What is Intelligence?; The Brain and Neural Networks; Perceptrons; Game-playing machines; Simulation of Human Thought; The Language Machines; Machine Translation; Self-reproducing Machines; Are the Robots Coming?; Mind and Matter; References; Chapter 8. Technology, Science and the Arts; The ""Two Cultures""; What is Art?; The Relationship of Science to the Arts; Technology and the Arts; Early Interactions Between Technology and Art in the United States and Europe. Technology and Art in the 20th CenturyThe Bauhaus; Dadaism and Surrealism; Art in the United States; Electronics and Music; Computers and Music; Computers and the Visual Arts; Computers and Literature; Outlook for the Arts; References; Chapter 9. Technology and Education; Early Developments in Theory and Methods of Learning and Instruction; Educational Theories and Methods in the 19th Century; The Monitorial System; The Psychologizing Influence in 19th Century Education; Theories and Practice of Learning and Instruction in the 20th Century; Educational Technology in the 20th Century.
Series Title: Pergamon unified engineering series, 15.

Abstract:

The Cybernetic Society brings together facts and ideas which help give perspective to man's role in a cybernetic society. Emphasizing the transforming power of technological innovation and the ties between technology and society, the book explores the impact of industrialization on the working man, systems design for social systems, the relevance of cybernetics, and machine translation and self-reproducing machines. The effects of technology on government, education, and science and the arts are also given consideration. This volume consists of 10 chapters and begins with an introduction to th.

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