July 8, 2020 Subject:
This is the first edition, which was revised 4 years later. A "classic" of information theory applied to human societies.
Wiener, after creating cybernetics reflecting on the theory of messages, language theory, and other disciplines, refects here on the implications the control of messages can have in human societies, which are far from mathematical and are dominated by political and economical interests, the desire for personal gain, as well as the possibility to develop peacefully and increase wealth for everyone. Where will science ano society go?