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"We can imagine a time when the machine of governance would replace - for better or worse, who knows? - the insufficiency of the minds and devices of politics that are customary today."
- Father Dominique Dubarle, Le Monde, December 28th, 1948

"There is a striking contrast between the conceptual refinement and dedication characterizing scientific and technical reasoning and the summary and imprecise style that characterizes political reasoning... One even asks oneself whether this is a kind of unsurpassable situation marking the definitive limits of rationality, or if one may hope that this impotence might be overcome someday and collective life be entirely rationalized."
- An encyclopedist cybernetician writing in the 1970s.

changed April 6, 2011