a.k.a. cybernetic theory
In modern terms "cybernetic theory" basically means "you evolve really fast when you have feedback."
Originally the study of biological and artificial control systems, cybernetics has evolved into many disparate areas of research and study, including computer science, social philosophy, and epistemology. In general, cybernetics is concerned with discovering what mechanisms control systems, and in particular, how systems regulate themselves. It is the fundamental principle at work in IT. The term "cybernetic theory" was coined by Norbert Weiner in 1943.
The word "cybernetics" was first used in the context of "the study of self-governance" by Plato in The Laws to signify the governance of people. The word 'cybernétique' was also used in 1834 by the physicist André-Marie Ampère (1775–1836) to denote the sciences of government in his classification system of human knowledge.
In 1948, Norbert Wiener published his book "Cybernetics" in which he developed a theory of communication and control. He coined the term "cybernetics" to elaborate on the existing theory of the transmission of messages by incorporating his idea that people send messages within a system in effort to control their surrounding environment." Thus, in modern times, it primarily refers to the fact that "businesses and individuals can evolve more rapidly when you have feedback" such as comments, reviews, and email replies.
Historical perspective: In 1954, Norbert Wiener’s Cybernetic Theory compares humans to machines to illustrate how human communication is no different from the way machines function when given an order to complete a task. This is to say that when a human sends a message, they are only aware that it has been received once the recipient replies, either verbally or nonverbally. Additionally, he suggests that humans operate in a machine-like manner that is highly based on information processing and the constant desire to control our environment as well as the environment of those around us.
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