The Birth of the Internet: An Architectural Conception for Solving the Multiple Network Problem
I - Communication Science and Cybernetics as Prelude
In his book published in 1949, Norbert Wiener predicted that research
done on communications and control theory during WWII would lead
to important scientific breakthroughs in the postwar period. He
Many perhaps do not realize that the present age is ready
for a significant turn in the development toward far greater
heights than we have ever anticipated. The point of
departure may well be the recasting and unifying of the
theories of control and communication in the machine and
animal on a statistical basis. The philosophy of this is
contained in my book Cybernetics.
Norbert Wiener, Extrapolation, Interpolation
and Smoothing of Stationary Time Series, The
Technology Press of Massachusetts Institute
of Technology and John Wiley & Sons, 1949, pg v.