Alan Turing, Cybernetics and the Secrets of Life

Another outstanding mini-documentary from Aaron and Melissa Dykes which explains more about the history of scientific mind control.

Expansion of ideas on cybernetics, and an analysis in Alan Turing’s role in not only creating Intelligent Machinery, but his little-known role in probing the chemical formation of genetic/biological life through morphogenesis.

Quoted Sources & Recommended Reading:
-Brenner, S. (2012). Turing centenary: Lifes code script. Nature, 482(7386), 461-461. doi:10.1038/482461a
-Copeland, J. (2004). The essential Turing. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
-Heims, S. J. (1987). John Von Neumann and Norbert Wiener: From mathematics to the technologies of life and death. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
-Heims, S. J., & Heims, S. J. (1993). Constructing a social science for postwar America: The cybernetics group, 1946-1953. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
-Hofstadter, D., & Teuscher, C. (2004). Alan Turing: Life and legacy of a great thinker ; with 4 tables. Berlin: Springer.
-Kay, L. E. (1993). The molecular vision of life: Caltech, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the rise of the new biology. New York: Oxford University Press.
-Kay, L. E. (2001). Who wrote the book life?: A history of the genetic code. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
-Mcculloch, W. S., & Pitts, W. (1943). A logical calculus of the ideas immanent in nervous activity. The Bulletin of Mathematical Biophysics, 5(4), 115-133. doi:10.1007/bf02478259
-McCulloch, W. S. (1965). Embodiments of mind. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.
-Neumann, J. V., Neumann, J. V., & Neumann, J. V. (1958). The computer and the brain. New Haven: Yale University.
-Pias, C. (2016). Cybernetics – the Macy Conferences 1946-1953: The complete transactions. Zurich: Diaphanes.
-Teuscher, C. (2002). Turings connectionism: An investigation of neural network architectures. London: Springer.
-Wiener, N. (1950). The human use of human beings: Cybernetics and society. New York: Da Capo Press.
-Wiener, N. (1966). God and Golem, Inc. Cambridge, MA: M.I.T. Pr., Massachusetts Inst. of Technology.

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