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Cybernetics, Second Edition: or the Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine by Norbert Wiener http://www.amazon.com/dp/026273009X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_IpVIub079439N

Norbert Wiener's paper "Some Moral and Technical Consequences of Automation" - Less Wrong

Real Genius. After graduating from Ayer High School in 1906 at 11 years of age, Norbert Wiener entered Tufts College. He was awarded a BA in mathematics in 1909 at the age of 14, whereupon he began graduate studies of zoology at Harvard. In 1910 he transferred to Cornell to study philosophy.

THE HUMAN USE OF HUMAN BEINGS / 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.

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How Norbert Wiener invented cybernetics and Brian Eno