Monday, March 11, 2013

Norbert Wiener: Cybernetics

Norbert Wiener (1894 –1964) was an American mathematician. He was Professor of Mathematics at MIT.

A famous child prodigy, Wiener later became an early researcher in stochastic and noise processes, contributing work relevant to electronic engineering, electronic communication, and control systems.

Wiener is regarded as the originator of cybernetics, a formalization of the notion of feedback, with many implications for engineering, systems control, computer science, biology, philosophy, and the organization of society.

Marvel jumped on the cybernetic bandwagon with Hank Pym, Ant-Man.

While Tony Stark had a transistorized Iron Man suit of armor, Hank Pym had his cybernetic helmet as both Ant-Man and later, Giant-Man.

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