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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE

Issue 1 • Date Spring 1991

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  • The scope and limits of energy policy

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 16 - 24
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    The need to develop and follow a consistent long-term energy policy using economic incentives for its implementation is established. The scope of such a formulation is considered. It is maintained that it must encompass not only energy sources of all kinds but also energy uses from the most mundane household functions to the most sophisticated space probes, and the various sources and uses are des... View full abstract»

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  • The technological revolution and the future of the third world

    Publication Year: 1991 , Page(s): 25 - 32
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    The present revolutionary wave involves a whole cluster of emerging technologies that not only evolve quite rapidly but are highly interactive and diffusive and lead toward a postindustrial, information-based society. Today's emerging technologies have within them the capacity to go a long way toward solving many of the problems confronting developing countries that at present hinder their socioec... View full abstract»

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The following topics describe the scope of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (IEEE SSIT) and of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine : Health and safety implications of technology, Engineering ethics and professional responsibility, Engineering education in social implications of technology, History of electrotechnology, Technical expertise and public policy, Social issues related to energy, Social issues related to information technology, Social issues related to telecommunications, Systems analysis in public policy decisions, Economic issues related to technology, Peace technology, and Environmental implications of technology. Beyond these specific topics, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine  is concerned with the broad area of the social implications of technology, especially electrotechnology.

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