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The history of the scientist, who wanted to enable the information society in the USSR and immortality

Ukrainian Сybernetics. Testing the human factor. The history of the scientist, who wanted to enable the information society in the USSR and immortality

To the 55th anniversary of the Institute of Cybernetics Named after Victor Glushkov of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Radio Svoboda, Yaroslava Kutsay

At the end of 1962, Cybertonia emerged on the outskirts of Kiev, which, as assured by its inhabitants, it was a country of three dimensions - energy, laughter, dreams and fantasies. Cybertonia had its own constitution, a robotics council headed by a saxophone robot, its currency cybertono, its own newspaper "Evening Cyber" and, among other things, cyber hairdresser's and cybersauna.

With such a self-irony met the New Year, young employees of the newly established Institute of Cybernetics of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR. It was a team of creative and energetic personalities who took their work seriously. And when they joked, it was also on conscience. Cybertons joked, because the sense of humor - one of the most characteristic features, should distinguish them from intelligent machines, in the creation of which their leader Victor Glushkov believed.

"Iron" of Faust.

After the Second World War, many innovators in the USSR were not easy. When the Communists decided that genetics is the manipulation of imperialism, the birth of cybernetics began in the West. In 1948, the American mathematician Norbert Wiener gave her the definition of the science of control and communication in living organisms and machines. The definition of Stalin's henchmen was short: "bourgeois pseudoscience". More ›››››