ERIC Number: ED124153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Citizen Sampling Simulations: A Method for Involving the Public in Social Planning.
Among the possible procedures and devices that can sharpen government sensitivity to the needs of citizens and provide for participation in the formulation of long-range public policy, interactive computers seem the most promising. Users could make computer-based explorations of future alternatives, and then provide policy makers with a sample of informed judgments. Feasibility and cost of such a program can be extrapolated from existing computer education projects. The direct participation facilitated by this system could have a dramatic, salutary effect on the society. (EMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Advanced Research Projects Agency (DOD), Washington, DC.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Computer-Based Education Research Lab.
Note: Paper presented at the International Future Research Conference (Kyoto, Japan, April 10-16, 1970); Not available in hard copy due to poor print in original document