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ERIC Number: ED016142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS AND SOCIETY.
MORSE, DEAN; WARNER, AARON W.
THE PAPERS AND DISCUSSIONS IN THIS BOOK REPRESENT THE DELIBERATIONS OF THE 1964-65 COLUMBIA SEMINAR OF TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN WHICH, DURING REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS THROUGHOUT THE ACADEMIC YEAR, A DIVERSE GROUP OF PHYSICAL SCIENTISTS, SOCIAL SCIENTISTS, BUSINESS LEADERS, AND PUBLIC OFFICIALS ATTEMPED TO RELATE TECHNOLOGY TO INNOVATION AND TO EXPLORE ITS IMPACT ON SPECIFIC ASPECTS OF THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT. THE THEME OF CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY RUNS THROUGHOUT THE PAPERS AND DISCUSSIONS. THOUGHTS ABOUT THE FUTURE FLUCTUATE FROM FEAR OF UNIVERSAL SOCIAL DISASTER, THROUGH UNEASINESS ABOUT WHAT COURSE FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS WILL TAKE, TO CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM. ALL AGREE, HOWEVER, THAT MEN OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN COOPERATION WITH POLITICAL AND INDUSTRIAL LEADERS AND IMAGINATIVE MEN IN GENERAL SHOULD COMBINE THEIR EFFORTS AND ATTACK THE SOCIAL PROBLEMS THAT ARE CONSTANTLY BEING CREATED BY THE ADVANCES MADE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY. PAPERS PRESENTED WERE (1) "TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION," BY J.B. WIESNER, (2) "INDUSTRY AND THE PARADOX OF UBIQUITOUS INDIVIDUATION," BY E.H. LAND, (3) "THE MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE--A PERSONAL VIEW", BY L.L. HERSHEY, (4) "THE FUNCTION OF RESEARCH IN A CORPORATION OR INDUSTRY," BY E.R. PIORE, (5) "CAN WE FEED THE WORLD," BY W.H. DEBRALL, JR., (6) "SOME SPECULATIONS ON THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY," BY D.N. MICHAEL, (7) "THE NEED FOR TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE," BY H.V. VILLARD, AND (8) "POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS OF TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL CHANGE," BY J.S. CLARK. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR $6.00 FROM COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS, 440 WEST 110TH STREET, NEW YORK, N.Y. 10025. (HC)
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Identifiers: COLUMBIA SEMINAR OF TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL CHANGE