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August 24 2012


The Human Use of Human Beings by Norbert Wiener (1st ed.1950, 2nd ed. 1954) []



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cf. WP (EN) - The Human Use of Human Beings is a book by Norbert Wiener. It was first published in 1950 and revised in 1954.

Wiener was the founding thinker of cybernetics theory and an influential advocate of automation. Human Use argues for the benefits of automation to society. It analyzes the meaning of productive communication and discusses ways for humans and machines to cooperate, with the potential to amplify human power and release people from the repetitive drudgery of manual labor, in favor of more creative pursuits in knowledge work and the arts. He explores how such changes might harm society through dehumanization or subordination of our species, and offers suggestions on how to avoid such risks.


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