For the first time the term was used presumably Plato in the sense of art or craft management chariot.
The term in its modern meaning imposed Norbert Wiener, which is regarded as the father-founder of cybernetics as a separate science. The word used in the past. Some Problems of Cybernetics were AA Bogdanova in organizational science "tektologiya", subsequently forgotten contemporaries.
In the Soviet Union in the philosophical vocabulary of the year 1954 edition came characteristic of cybernetics as "reactionary junk science". In the 1960's and 1970-ies. at cybernetics made a big bet, at both technical and economic.