Technology Assessment and Idealized Design

An Application to Telecommunications
  • Peter Davis
  • Edward Freeman
Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 6)


This is an essay about the anticipatory assessment of telecommunications technologies for the production, dissemination and use of scientific and technological information (STI) in the United States. The focus is on the 1980’s. The question posed is: What should be done, not only by government and industry, but also by the myriad interest groups with a stake in the information system, to generate and implement better alternatives in the next ten years?


Social Order Technology Assessment Intentional System Science Fiction Idealize Design 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Davis
    • 1
  • Edward Freeman
    • 1
  1. 1.Wharton Applied Research CenterUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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