Norbert Wiener's vision of the "information society"

In this paper we will illustrate some of the technological, ethical and political issues, under discussion at present. These were raised by Wiener from the 1940s on, and include the responsibility of the scientist in war, decisions on the exploitation of technological innovations, copyright issues raised by communication technologies, the social control made possible by digital devices, and the inspirational role of research in some critical areas of social development. We will try to obtain some insights into these issues from Wiener’s viewpoint
Keywords Cybernetics  Information Society  Norbert Wiener
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