Science, Technology and Society. Needs, Challenges and by Klaus-Heinrich Standke, M. Anandakrishnan

By Klaus-Heinrich Standke, M. Anandakrishnan

Technology, expertise and Society: wishes, demanding situations and boundaries specializes in the function of technological know-how and know-how in selling improvement in addition to its challenge in shaping the society. The textual content outlines the contributions that this box has supplied in wellbeing and fitness, industries, agriculture, transportation, and communique. The e-book places emphasis at the function of technologists and scientists in selling improvement, akin to within the fields of biology and drugs. The textual content notes the emergence of socio-economic difficulties within the zone of nutrition and agriculture and the way those difficulties could be solved through the appliance of agricultural applied sciences. Case reviews during this regard that's awarded during this publication comprise fish dealing with and distribution, bettering soil fertility, and feed assets for animal feeding. The position of technology and know-how within the administration of water assets is famous, and the issues linked to the applying of technological know-how and expertise to water assets improvement are mentioned. technological know-how and know-how has additionally performed a tremendous position in bettering the standard of existence in human settlements. The textual content is a precious resource of information for scientists and technologists who target to enhance technological know-how and know-how and serve the curiosity of mankind.

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G. Casimir 1/ Science and technology cannot he applied to development. Science and technology are an essential part of development. One does not apply one's lungs to respiration, nor one's heart to the circulation of hlood nor one's legs to walking. If we regard science and technology as a crutch, it will at best provide a halting gait. If we regard them as a transplanted heart, they will sooner or later be rejected by the receiver. These are obvious statements, platitudes almost, so it seems to me.

Low energy consuming life styles should be promoted, and in fact made attractive, through incentives and proper education. Individual transportation should be replaced wherever possible "by mass transportation, and further "by electronic communications, possibly using videophones. (c) Materials There is growing uneasiness about the scarcity of non-renewable mineral resources for producing materials required in the future. Until now, much of the attention was focussed on exploitation of non-renewable resources mined from the ground, requiring high energies for conversion to useful materials and subsequent processing.

Dr. H. Pimberg; to the Austricui Acadeny of Science, represented try its President, Prof. Dr. H. Hunger, and by its Secretary-General, Prof. Dr. L. Schmetterer; and to the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis; represented by the Chairman of its Council, Academician J. Gvishiani, and by its Director, Dr. R. Levien. Mr. W. Herold, Chief, Conference Services Section of UNIDO and his staff were responsible for the smooth operation of the technical services for the Colloquium. Dr. J.

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