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Good History Of Cybersyn, Chile’s Cyberutopian Experiment Of The 70s

Good History Of Cybersyn, Chile’s Cyberutopian Experiment Of The 70s

Good history and context of Chile’s experiment in social cybernetics in the 1960s:

In the early 1970s the scale of Beer’s proposed network was unprecedented. One of the largest computer networks of the day was a mere fifteen machines in the US, the military progenitor to the Internet known as ARPANET. Beer was suggesting a network with hundreds or thousands of endpoints. Moreover, the computational complexity of his concept eclipsed even that of the Apollo moon missions, which were still ongoing at that time. After a few hours of conversation President Allende responded to the audacious proposition: Chile must indeed become the world’s first cybernetic government, for the good of the people. Work was to start straight away.

Full Story: Damn Interesting: Nineteen Seventy Three

Previously: Cybersyn – the Chilean socialist Internet of the 70s

December 6, 2012 1 comment