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The Technology Environment 1980-2000
Author(s): William O. Davies
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Paper Abstract

The impact of the social-political-economic environment on technology development is summarized. The history, current status, possible futures and technology implications are outlined for major components of this environment: foreign affairs, domestic values, and economic activity. The status and technology opportunities in national priorities - health care, education, national security, and energy - derived from the environment are presented based on a continuation of the current world trajectory. Events that would lead to more integrated.and greater disarray worlds are suggested, and the sensitivity of specific technology disciplines to these other worlds is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1980
PDF: 27 pages
Proc. SPIE 0258, Optics to the Year 2000, (30 September 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959625
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William O. Davies, Ballistic Missile Defense Advanced Technology Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0258:
Optics to the Year 2000
William O. Davies, Editor(s)

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