Stuart Umpleby: Second Order Cybernetics

Earlier this week I gave a talk at the U of Vienna on Second Order Cybernetics.  It is a story of a scientific revolution in the philosophy of science. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIJsY5-Q5wc See Also: Stuart Umpleby at Phi Beta Iota 2012 Reflexivity = Integrity: Toward Earth/Life 4.0

Stuart Umpleby: Role of Cybernetics in Intelligence — Extrapolation

Downloadable Document:  2011 AAAS Security Policy & Cybernetics Dr. Stuart Umpleby As I understand it, the fundamental problem with secret intelligence is too much self-reference and too little peer review.  Stated differently, any advice from a subordinate to a superior has two components — describing some observed system and wanting to please the boss.  Peer …

Graphic: 21st Century (Cybernetic) Intelligence Process 1.0

UPDATED:  21st Century (Cybernetic) Intelligence Process Figure 6, Chapter 1, INTELLIGENCE with INTEGRITY: Enabling Hybrid Public Governance with Open-Source Decision-Support (Earth Intelligence Network, forthcoming 2013) “The righter we do the wrong thing, the wronger we become. When we make a mistake doing the wrong thing and correct it, we become wronger. When we make a …

Stuart Umpleby: Deliberate Mis-Information is Anti-Cybernetic

Of possible interest consistent with the information pathologies threat, not my views but worthy of reflection. Misinformation and Its Correction: Continued Influence and Successful Debiasing A successful democracy requires well-informed citizens, but what if the information at their disposal is not accurate?  Examples of misinformation are widespread and range from inflated advertising claims and political …