In the Seminar on Heraclitus, conducted by Martin Heidegger and Eugen Fink in 1966, Heidegger says:
In the experiment which we undertake, there is no question of wanting to conjure up Heraclitus himself. Rather, he speaks with us and we speak with him. At present, we reflect on the phenomenon of steering.
This phenomenon has today, in the age of cybernetics, become so fundamental that it occupies and determines the whole of natural science and the behavior of humans so that it is necessary for us to gain more clarity about it. You said first that steering means "bringing something into a desired course." Let us attempt a still more precise description of the phenomenon...
What does Heidegger mean by Cybernetics here? It isn't natural science for he says that it directs it as well as the behaviour of human beings. Is it akin to technology? However he goes on to say:
That natural science and our life today become ruled by cybernetics in increasing measure is not accidental; rather, it is foreshadowed in the historical origin of modern knowledge and technology.
Which suggests some essential differences between Cybernetics and Technology.