ERIC Number: ED318472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Connections: Communication for the Future.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
This report analyzes the implications of new communication technologies for business, politics, culture, and individuals, and suggests possible strategies and options for Congressional consideration. The report consists of 13 chapters: (1) Summary; (2) Conceptual Framework for Analyzing Communication Issues; (3) New Technologies and Changing Interdependencies in the Communication Infrastructure; (4) The Impact of New Technologies on Communication Goals and Policymaking; (5) Communication and Comparative Advantage in the Business Arena; (6) Communication and the Democratic Process; (7) Communication and the Production of Culture; (8) Communication and the Individual; (9) Equitable Access to Communication Opportunities; (10) Security and Survivability of the Communication Infrastructure; (11) Interoperability in the Communication Infrastructure; (12) Modernization and Technological Development in the U.S. Communication Infrastructure; and (13) Jurisdictional Issues in the Formulation and Implementation of National Communication Policy. The appendixes include a list of each of the following: workshop participants; reviewers and contributors; contractor reports; and acronyms used in the report. (GL)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Cultural Opportunities, Economic Development, Government Role, Information Technology, Information Transfer, Policy Formation, Telecommunications
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402-9325 (Stock No. 052-003-01143-3, $17.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.
Note: For a summary of this report, see IR 014 457.