Science: Whither Technology

Whither Technology?

No light summer reading was the 450,000-word document which President Roosevelt took with him last fortnight on his weekend cruise down the Potomac. The bulky treatise was entitled Technological Trends and National Policy, Including the Social Implications of New Inventions. Under the direction of lean-jawed Sociologist William Fielding Ogburn of the University of Chicago, the report had been prepared by a subcommittee of the science committee of the National Resources Committee. Last week with considerable fanfare and President Roosevelt's blessing it was made public.

Whether the pace of invention and technological...

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