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In 1971, during

In 1971, during the government of President Salvador Allende, is beginning to develop an innovative system in Chile cyber management and information transfer. The project was Cybersyn cyber synergy or SYNCO, information and control system. In the area of corporate social ownership of the Chilean government would implement a system for transferring financial information to “almost” real time with the government. After nationalizing and attach various socially owned enterprises to the state, the economic system of the Allende government faced the need to coordinate information from existing companies and newly nationalized state. To achieve this, one needs to create an information transfer system dynamic and flexible. In 1970, Fernando Flores was appointed Director General Technical CORFO (Corporation for the Promotion of Production of Chile). Became responsible for the management and coordination between the nationalized companies and state.He knew the theories and the solutions proposed by the British Beer Stafford since he was an engineering student and his subsequent relationship with the consulting firm of Stafford Beer SIGMA. With Ra l Espejo, who also worked at CORFO and later became operational director of the project, wrote a letter to Stafford Beer in order to invite Chile to implement in the VSM (viable system model), the model described in his book The Brain OF THE FIRM (Allen Lane, London, 1972). Beer agreed and the project began development in 1971. After nearly two years of work and unimagined progress, the cyber-government project was approved by President Salvador Allende to be implemented at the La Moneda Palace. Because of the military coup of 11 September 1973, or Synco Cybersyn was never implemented and was aborted irrevocably, frustrating one of the political projects and more advanced cyber era in the world.

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