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Intelligent materials for civil engineering: proposal of ken materials
Author(s): Hiroaki Yanagida; Minoru Sugita; Norio Muto
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Paper Abstract

Advanced technology has become too much complicated for general public to understand. Very limited expert can understand and treat this sort of complicated technology. Advanced technology is losing close contact to most people. The present speaker characterize this phenomenon as technomonopoly. Unless people accept and support technology, environmental issues cannot be solved. Intelligent materials have to be developed to simplify technology in order to recover friendship to general public. When general public understand technology, feel satisfied with technology and think technology of their own, technodemocracy is thus achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2361, Second European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (13 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184833
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Hiroaki Yanagida, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Minoru Sugita, Shimizu Corp. (Japan)
Norio Muto, Sogo Security Services Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2361:
Second European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Alaster McDonach; Peter T. Gardiner; Ron S. McEwen; Brian Culshaw, Editor(s)

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