ERIC Number: ED072666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Dimensions of Change.
When six crucial problem areas--ecology, shelter, energy, food, mobility, and telecommunications--were investigated to learn whether there are technological solutions to these problems, the results were discouraging. That is, there are technological solutions to many of these problems, but in none of these fields, with the possible exception of communications, are they being used in any significant way, nor is there any indication that they might be in the next three decades. The reason for this situation appears to be that the imposition of institutions--governmental, religious, educational, and corporative--which were formed in agrarian times, does not allow a technological solution to function anywhere nearly as efficiently as it could. This book takes the form of six essays, put together in college style, incorporating graphics and quotations as well as text. The sixth essay, "Telecommunications," is discussed more fully in EM 010 784. (JK)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Communication (Thought Transfer), Ecology, Energy, Food, Housing, Institutional Role, Social Change, Social Problems, Technological Advancement, Technology, Telecommunications, Transportation, Urban Problems
Glencoe Press, 8701 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, California 90211
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Authoring Institution: Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp., Oakland, CA.