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Of Apples and Butterflies: Determinism, Chaos and the Great Interconnectedness of Everything

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This talk will open an exploration of what is coming to pass as the computing systems of the twentieth century.

Date and Time

23 October 2014 - 18:30-20:00

Location

Cambridge, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

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Jointly organised by the Cambridge and Cambridge local networks.


About this event

Largely unknowingly, we owe our modern usage of the term cyber to Norbert Wiener and his 1948 work Cybernetics: or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine. In The Human Use of Human Beings”, Wiener’s 1954 popularisation of the first text, his preface, under the title The Idea of a Contingent Universe, offers the view that the fundamentally predictive philosophical basis of Newtonian physics is confounded by the essential nature of the systems he coined the term Cybernetics to describe. For Wiener, Cybernetics was the name of the new science required to enable the study and comprehension of volition, the efficacy of intent and the agency of will in systems where cause and effect have ceased to have any direct or linear relationship. This talk is about cybernetics.

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Speaker: Colin Williams (Software Box Ltd)

Tea is served from 6pm



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