ERIC Number: ED216886
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The 5-Year Outlook on Science and Technology 1981.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
This report, one of two required by Public Law 94-282, is concerned with current and anticipated developments in science and technology and the effects of those developments on society. It is to provide, in part, for the Congress to be regularly informed of the condition, health and vitality of science and technology and the relation of science and technology to changing national goals, and for the executive branch of the government to be able to identify and assess emerging and future areas in which science and technology can be used in effectively addressing national and international problems. The report is organized in two chapters. Chapter I focuses on the impacts that science and technology are likely to have on problems that transcend or cut across specific substantive fields or areas of application and on the ways in which developments external to science and technology are likely to affect their conduct. Chapter II is concerned with the probable effects of developments in science and technology in specific areas of application. (Author/SLH)
Descriptors: Engineering, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Policy Formation, Problems, Sciences, Scientific Personnel, Technological Advancement, Technology
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.