Issue Date: May 17, 2010
Tech Assessment Makes A Comeback
After more than a decade of neglect, efforts to ramp up technology assessment—the practice of looking at the broad social implications of new science and technology—are under way in the U.S. Discussions are even starting to take place between the government and independent institutions on ways to integrate traditional models that incorporate expert technical opinions with emerging methods that consider the views of laypeople.
Technology assessment has been lagging in the U.S. since the Republican-led . . .
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