Information technology R&D: critical trends and issues

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Congress of the U.S., Office of Technology Assessment, 1985 - Computer industry - 31 pages

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Page 4 - University ITHIEL DE SOLA POOL, Professor of Political Science Massachusetts Institute of Technology * Because of an overseas assignment, Professor Pelzer was unable to participate in the final drafting of the Committee report.
Page 6 - OTA undertook the study at the request of the House Committee on Science and Technology. The study examines the technology and its social implications.
Page 3 - House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and its Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Consumer Protection, and Finance...
Page 3 - OTA publications, however, the content is the responsibility of OTA and does not necessarily constitute the consensus or endorsement of reviewers or the Technology Assessment Board.
Page 3 - ... 1. Introduction New computer and communication technologies are obviously transforming our daily life. They are the basis of many of the changes in our telecommunications systems and also a new wave of automation on the farm, in manufacturing, hospital, transportation, and in the office. Furthermore, computers are being used in diverse areas for various applications, for example, air traffic control, nuclear reactors, aircraft, real-time military, industrial process control, automotive mechanical...
Page 9 - Universities, traditionally viewed as centers for basic research, are reexamining their roles with respect to applied research and are forming new types of relationships with industry and government.
Page 3 - ... and safety control, and hospital patient monitoring systems. Computer information products and services have become a major and still rapidly growing component of our global economy.
Page 6 - Furthermore, the information industry, itself, including both those that produce electronic hardware and those that offer information services, is an increasingly important part of US industrial strength.
Page 10 - ... software" that is developed to control the operation of that hardware. Modern information technology is based on the microelectronic chip...
Page 17 - ... will relieve the growing congestion of the radio spectrum and may ease some of the demands for satellite communications.

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