As technology comes to dominate our economy and our lives, government is having a greater impact for good and bad on its directions and benefits. Government funding, regulation, and legislation can stimulate or stifle new technology. The explosion of the Internet is a perfect example of the effects of government policy on the interactions between technology and society, as I had the opportunity to discover during a year in Washington. Copyright 1997 Academic Press.
Document Type: Invited Paper
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Publication date: October 1, 1997
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