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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

    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 described. Some of the issues to be addressed are examined. No attempt is made to prescribe a specific policy.<> View full abstract»

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  • The technological revolution and the future of the third world

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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 socioeconomic development. The factors that are hampering the ability of developing countries to derive all the benefits of the new technologies are examined. Their destructive impact on local cultures is also addressed.<> View full abstract»

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