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“In 1948, Norbert Wiener pondered a new science in his classic book Cybernetics, one that flirted with the “boundary regions of science.” Sustainability today occupies a similar state, but the concept is used more as a policy guide and buzzword than as a true science.”

via The New Science of Sustainable Dynamics: ENN — Know Your Environment.

This is unfortunate as there are many lessons from cybernetics that are should be the basis of good governance and policy in areas ranging from the economy to ecology.  We are in a struggle to ensure than mankind’s social systems are viable and  buzzwords alone won’t do it , no matter whether their origins be in science, philosophy or any other human endeavor.  The time for action is upon us.

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