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The General Theory of Control

Cybernetics control systems information decision communication

Cite as:

Robert Johannson (2018). The General Theory of Control. RESEARCHERS.ONE, https://www.researchers.one/article/2018-12-3.


The cybernetic control loop can be understood as a decision making process, a command and control process. Information controls matter and energy. Decision making has four necessary and sufficient communication processes: act, sense, evaluate, choose. These processes are programmed by the environment, the model, values and alternatives.