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Etymology 1Edit

Blend of cybernetic +‎ automation


cybernation (uncountable)

  1. The control of an industrial operation or task through processing of information with a computer.
    • 1964, Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media, Routledge (2008), page 269:
      And the mechanization of a task is done by segmentation of each part of an action in a series of uniform, repeatable, and moveable parts. The exact opposite characterizes cybernation (or automation), which has been described as a way of thinking, as much as a way of doing. Instead of being concerned with separate machines, cybernation looks at the production problem as an integrated system of information handling.


  • cybernation” in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Online.

Etymology 2Edit

cyber- +‎ nation


cybernation (plural cybernations)

  1. A large online community that operates like a nation, or state.
    • 2002, India Today (volume 27, page 75)
      Some cybernations also sell licences for setting up banks, corporations and raising debt bonds. Kingdom of Kerguelon offers bank, corporates and church charters for up to $50,000.
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