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Abstract

An attempt is made, in an interdisciplinary discussion, to analyse the possibilities of the mutual adaptation of human and technological development. Seen from the viewpoint of research in the development of biology, however, no encouraging perspectives can be opened up, although it must be stated that in doing so the sociobiological and cultural, evolutionary aspects were neglected initially. On the other hand, there is agreement on the assumption that we are confronted by a process of adaptation on a large level, which can only be carried out successfully, and fulfill its promise, if the individual elements are defined and processed in detail. Of particular interest in this context are the advantages and disadvantages of decentralization. After considering questions like whether technology encourages human development, and why rational development has not yet started, it is proposed that in any case modern society must restore the confidence in experts and expert technology, if necessary by selection processes in the scientific community.

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Authors: LINDNER R JRC KARLSRUHE ESTAB. (GERMANY), JRC KARLSRUHE ESTAB. (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 8664 DE (1983) FS, 93 P., BFR 250, EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, POB 1907
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Record Number: 1989122009500 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: de