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Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 8:37am

New Word : Sociocyberneering

This word is encountered multiple times in the Larry King Interview of Jacque Fresco. From the different contexts in which it's used, one might think that it's either a company, concept or a branch of science...

It's quite important to get the translation right, because this word contains three words and none of those can be omitted in the translation :

Social
Cybernetic(s)
Engineering

Plus it would be nice to have some context as to how this name came about, and all that good stuff, encyclopedia style :D

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Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 5:49pm

Sociocyberneering ?

Hey, BruBru! What an interesting term! ?( Here's what Wikipedia says about it. It WAS a company, of sorts. ((hugs)) --DiFresco's ideas for Project Americana continued to evolve and became what was known as Sociocyberneering Inc, a non-profit organization founded in 1971 for which Fresco was president.[57] It was a non-political and non-sectarian membership organization, at its peak, comprising of 250 members,[58] many of whom became Fresco's pupils. Fresco frequently hosted educational lectures in Miami Beach and at his home in Coral Gables.[59] His lecture topics pertained to society, social change, science, technology, engineering, architecture, religion, prudence, semantics, anthropology, psychology, systems theory, and education, among other topics. Aside from educating, Fresco worked with members of the organization to produce designs, films, and literature pertaining to the aims and goals of the organization.[58]
The term “sociocyberneering” was defined as "the application of the most sophisticated forms of computer technology in the management of human affairs."[60] The stated goal of Sociocyberneering was to apply “the most sophisticated forms of science and technology toward problem solving…an approach at the restructuring of society in humanistic terms,” [61] and dedicated to finding practical solutions that could be rapidly applied to the many problems that faced society.[62] The primary focus was to "investigate alternative solutions based in conservation of energy, international cooperation in all areas of social endeavor, and the assimilation of a systems approach for the design of cities."[63] There was also heavy emphasis on the prospects of cybernated technology in the societies of human beings, arguing that, "the future of man and his cities does not depend on whether or not this or that design is preferred. It is determined by the forces of social and environmental evolution in which computerized approaches to human and environmental systems will ultimately emerge as the ultimate technique in all areas of the social sequences."[64]
By this time Fresco had designed his circular city to be one mile in diameter with radially connected concentric rings "resembling the spokes of a wheel."[65] Each ring was dedicated to a general function such as agriculture, recreation, housing, among others. At the nucleus center, in the dome, was a supercomputer that was intended to function as the centralized data management system for the automated processes throughout the city.
Throughout the '70s Fresco worked to expand the organization and elevate its exposure to the general public by lecturing at universities[66] and appearing on radio and television. Fresco became acquainted with Larry King when King's career was emerging out of Miami. King featured Fresco on his television show and radio show several times to discuss, with academics and local callers, the proposals of Sociocyberneering.[61][67]
At the apex of the organization's membership, they began investing in 40 acres of land in Naples. The organization set out to construct an experimental community in which they would live and expand. They encountered a setback in 1978 when members feared that the Collier County zoning board would complicate implementation. The result was a partial dissolution of Sociocyberneering membership.[68] The investment was abandoned and the land was resold. Fresco sold his home[68] and new land was located in rural Venus. Upon an old tomato patch he established a research center for Sociocyberneering in 1980.[69] With the help of remaining members, Fresco constructed buildings based on the designs of his futuristic renderings. After the move, Sociocyberneering became less popular as many members remained in Miami. Eventually, Sociocyberneering became much less active and through the 1980s Fresco dedicated his time to designing and studying alongside Roxanne Meadows who remained with Fresco as his colleague.
Later life




with Roxanne Meadows in Venus
In 1994, Fresco rebooted Sociocyberneering Inc. under the new title The Venus Project.[5]
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Monday, July 11th 2011, 6:10pm

I added it to the spreadsheet. I doubt we'll hear about it much in videos other than that Larry King interview though...

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