Technology Trends

Archive - July 2019

Science as a cultural resource

Scientific research is undertaken nowadays primarily for us eventual material benefits. For this reason our discussion of the external social relations of silence has focused almost exclusively on its instrumental...

Science and the State

Government support for science, there is nothing new about State support for science ,from the seventeenth century onwards, scientists have been directly employed as government officials to chart the land, the seas and...

Industrial science

In the early twentieth century, academic science was not the only institutional model for research. From the middle of the nineteenth century onwards, there has developed an alternative model in which scientific workers...

Science from technology

An immediate proposition suggests itself: perhaps all science is simply an intensified form of technology. generated by the matenal needs of society. This has been a major contention of Marxist theory, ever since it was...

Science-based technology

The most striking influence of science on society is the generation of an essentially novel technology out of basic, discovery-oriented research. The prime example is the electrical industry, which grew up in the late...

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