Signo y Pensamiento
versión impresa ISSN 0120-4823
SILES GONZALEZ, Ignacio. Cybernetics and Information Society: the Return of an Eternal Dream. Signo pensam. [online]. 2007, n.50, pp. 84-99. ISSN 0120-4823.
This paper aims to discuss the main tenets of cybernetics, a paradigmatic discipline in the development of communication science that defined the modern concept of information since the 1940s. To do so, the science of cybernetics, as envisioned by Norbert Wiener, is assessed and related to contemporary discourses about an information society, and the idea of the emergence of such a society as a new concept is demystified. Cybernetics is discussed as a way to enter the information society from the theoretical avenues built from the beginnings of communication as a scientific discipline.
Palabras llave : cybernetics; information society; Norbert Wiener; entropy; feedback.