For the prior fifty years, technological know-how and technology-supported with billions of greenbacks from the U.S. government-have complex at a fee that may as soon as have appeared excellent, whereas society's difficulties have grown extra intractable, advanced, and various. but scientists and politicians alike proceed to prescribe extra technology and extra know-how to medication such afflictions as worldwide weather switch, usual source depletion, overpopulation, insufficient future health care, guns proliferation, and financial inequality. Daniel Sarewitz scrutinizes the elemental myths that experience guided the formula of technological know-how coverage for part a century-myths that serve the pro and political pursuits of the medical group, yet frequently fail to develop the pursuits of society as a complete. His research finally demonstrates that better linkages among development in technology and growth in society would require examine agendas that emerge no longer from the highbrow momentum of technological know-how, yet from the wishes and objectives of society.
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