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Technology assessment or technology harassment: The attacks on science and technologyThe manner in which technology is being assessed by various groups and individuals is discussed. Attacks on science and technology (specifically military uses and funding), and the disillusionment of the public with the lack of relevance of science to the public interest and with the infallible wisdom of scientists are described. The effects of the fear of environmental pollution are emphasized. It is concluded that the important issues of science, technology, and public policy will require a pluralistic definition of the public interest by open adversary proceedings. It is also felt that the danger is not that new technology will receive inadequate assessment for possible deleterious secondary effects, but that harassment by an overemotional political process may prevent its coming to fruition.
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Green, L., Jr.
(George Washington Univ. Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
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Publication: Technol. Assessment: Understanding the Social Consequences on Technol. Appl.
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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