cyebrenticserendipity OP wrote

I didn't describe it as the science of control for a few reasons. For me, cybernetics is about selfcontrol (and is equally about communication) and for a lot of people the notion of control, especially a science of it, is a scary and unattractive idea. Second, I describe it as a discourse and not as a science because I do not consider myself a scientist and think there are many aspects of cybernetics that are not simply scientific, and I think many of those aspects are the most interesting and potentially fruitful for the left.