Prof Andrew Pickering is an emeritus professor of philosophy and sociology and a Fellow of the Cybernetics Society. In the 50th Annual Conference of the Cybernetics Society he spoke of BRITISH CYBERNETICS AS A NONMODERN PARADIGM. In doing so he gives a history of various accomplishments in alternative robotics, art, psychology, architecture and social affairs and the way these reflect another way of thinking. He argues for the “ontology” of cybernetics and not just the “epistemology” — describing some ways in which the early explorers put it into active practice. He argues it has potential to solve world problems.