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Sociocybernetics is an independent chapter of science in sociology based upon the General Systems Theory and Cybernetics. It also has a basis in Organizational Development (OD) consultancy practice and in Theories of Communication, theories of psychotherapies and computer sciences.
The term "socio" in the name of sociocybernetics refers to any system that consists of subsystems of interacting partners. Therefore atoms, or subatomic particles are sociocybernetic entities as well as galaxes, ecological systems (e.g. forest) or human goups and societies, industrial products, and stock market indexes. The basic goal, why sociocybernetics was created, is to produce a theoretical framework as well as information technology tools for responding to the basic challanges individuals, couples, families, groups, companies, organizations, countries, international affairs are facing today: giving software and database solutions of problems mostly coming from the competitive nature of human relationships.
Sociocybernetics gives a general theoretical framework of cooperative behavior.
It claims to give a deep understanding of the General Theory of Evolution. The key what Sociocybernetics gives to all living system lays in the Basic Law of SocioCybernetics. It says: All living systems go through five levels of interrelations (social contracts) of its subsystems:
- A. Aggression: survive or die
- B. Bureucracy: follow the norms and rules or woodoo death
- C. Competition: my gain is your loss
- D. Decision: disclosing individual feelings, intentions
- E. Empathy: cooperation in one unified interest
Going through this five phases of relationship gives the framework for all evolutional systems. It serves as an "equation for life" in biology and ecological sciences. It is one of the basic components in the General Integrating Theory in Philosophy of Science
One of the possible end-products of sociocybernetics would be a software system that allowed humans to live a global community society instead of countries.
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