The thing I wanted to say just before I close up, is that I did feel that there was a sort of fetishization of cybernetics from a new generation, a sort of nostalgia for something that is gone. You see, it was just a modeling tool. It was a good modeling tool, but it wasn’t a perfect modeling tool, because it was a transduction—you had to go down to go up. Cybernetics let you take a complex structure and make a simple representation.
"..Wiener... and all the cyberneticians together are confronted with men who preside over collective destinies, like mice that want to hang a bell around the cat's neck." P161 https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/on-the-mode-of-existence-of-technical-objects