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On the presumed neutrality of technology

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After the industrial revolution in England, a general feeling of optimism pervaded Western society. A common belief was that scientific knowledge, whose growth knew no limits, could always be applied to the problems of society. Since science and technology were so successful in producing marvelous inventions, it was felt that they could eventually solve any human problem

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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 4 )