The CHECO Project (Chilean Economy) had as its main objective to model the Chilean economy and create simulations of future economic performance. This was done by means of a program called DINAMO, which had originally been developed for the “Club of Rome” by MIT Professor Jay Forrester. In the control room, this application appeared on the “FUTURE” screen, turning this tool into a kind of thermostat that determined the directives for making medium and long term decisions.
The DINAMO application was implemented in the Cybersyn project by Ron Atherton’s British Consultancy firm, and applied by the work group directed by the Chemical engineer Mario Grandi. One of the great breakthroughs of this application was the decision made by Beer and the rest of the team to find a way to establish a real time communications system, transcending the time problem established by exposure to the teletypes