Stafford Beer on Cybernetics, Democracy and the Will of the People
"Stafford Beer explains how cybernetics is involved in a democracy. This conference is more than 30 years young. Stafford makes a strong case for his approach to management using the idea of VARIETY, which he uses to build the homeostats that link the 5 systems of the Viable System Model. The conference involves the attendees in an effort to get them to start thinking using the new language of Management Cybernetics. This video was given to me by the folks at John Moore University in Manchester where Stafford Beer's collection of papers and books are also held in custody."