In the magazine this week, Evgeny Morozov considers the way that a futuristic cybernetics experiment from 1970s Chile shapes today’s technology:
"Project Cybersyn can … be viewed as a dispatch from the future. … In many respects, Beer’s cybernetic dream has finally come true: the virtue of collecting and analyzing information in real time is an article of faith shared by corporations and governments alike."
Illustration by Mattias Adolfsson
The Socialist Origins of Big Data