Tag: cybernetics

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www.nybooks.com > James Gleick
Simulating Democracy
8 oct. 2020 - Jill Lepore is a brilliant and prolific historian with an eye for unusual and revealing stories, and her new book If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future is a remarkable saga, sometimes comical, sometimes ominous: a “shadow history of the 1960s,” as she writes, because Simulmatics stumbled through the decade as a bit player, onstage for the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, the Great Society, the riots and protests. It began with grand ambitions to invent a new kind of predictive behavioral science, in a research environment increasingly tied to a rising defense establishment amid the anxiety of the cold war. It ended ignominiously, in embarrassment and bankruptcy.
 · advertising · algorithmic-regulation · behavioral-modeling · cambridge-analytica · cybernetics · disinformation · elections · facebook · feedback-loops · profiling · simulmatics · targeting · united-states · vietnam · weather-forecasting

newleftreview.org > Evgeny Morozov
Digital Socialism?
24 may. 2019 - What opportunities does the new feedback infrastructure of data capitalism offer for non-market forms of social coordination? Hayek and the Calculation Debate revisited in the age of big data.
 · algorithmic-regulation · amazon · artificial-intelligence · capitalism · cold-war · complexity · cybernetics · decentralization · deliberative-democracy · digital-socialism · feedback-infrastructure · fintech · friedrich-hayek · inequality · institutions · marxism · nudging · power · solidarity · uber