Begetting Machinery I – Von Darwin zur Kybernetik

Jun 26th, 2009 | By | Category: Evolution, Sociohistorical analysis, Topics


Andie Rothenhäusler, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Karlsruhe,


Abstract English

In the aftermath of „The Origin of Species”, several other authors of the 19th and 20th century recommended the application of new-born darwinism on the field of technology. This would happen in a metaphorical way, with the keyword „evolution” used synonymously for technological development as well as in a more ambitious try to reconcile engineering with natural sciences. At the beginning of the 21st century, the preoccupation with a possible evolution of technology is more topical than ever.


Technological evolution, Cybernetics, History of technology, Darwinism, Evolutionary algorithm


Andie Rothenhäusler “Begetting Machinery I – Von Darwin zur Kybernetik,” Journal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts, ISSN 1868-6648, vol. 1 (2009), 107 – 111, Article ID, Pages: 5

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KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe | Journal of New Frontiers in Spatial Concepts | ISSN 1868-6648