February 11, 2006

Squidoo: Second Order Cybernetics

Filed under: cybernetics,Squidoo — Bricoleur @ 11:36 pm

Second order Cybernetics considers the impact that the observer has on the system being observed…. as such it covers all most all aspects of human endeavor.

In effect, those involved in second order cybernetics have turned the principles of cybernetics upon the field of cybernetics itself. In order to qualify as second-order cybernetics, the observer of a system must be described and explained — the explanation can not be based purely on the system observed as if the observer did not exist.

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