Environmental Science & Technology (ACS Publications)

For much more than forty years Science, Technology, & Human Values (ST&HV) has offered the forum for cutting-edge investigation and debate in the field of science and technology research. Current U.S. CTO Megan Smith is leading an array of efforts, which includes the Open Information Initiatives and Presidential Innovation Fellows applications, that aim to help modernize a Federal government relying also heavily on 20th century technology, and greater leverage the power of technology and information to help address a wide range of national challenges.

Some of the most poignant criticisms of technology are discovered in what are now deemed to be dystopian literary classics, for instance Aldous Huxley ‘s Brave New Planet and other writings, Anthony Burgess ‘s A Clockwork Orange , and George Orwell ‘s Nineteen Eighty-4 And, in Faust by Goethe , Faust’s selling his soul to the devil in return for energy more than the physical globe, is also usually interpreted as a metaphor for the adoption of industrial technology.

In physics , the discovery of nuclear fission has led to each nuclear weapons and nuclear energy Computer systems have been also invented and later miniaturized utilizing transistors and integrated circuits information technology subsequently led to the creation of the Web , which ushered in the present Info Age Humans have also been capable to discover space with satellites (later utilised for telecommunication ) and in manned missions going all the way to the moon.

Believe of vast reservoirs of information, sitting in the vaults of government and business, as a nevertheless largely underutilized national resource that can be injected into the economyā€”fueling a rising tide of entrepreneurial innovation that can improve Americans’ lives in numerous tangible techniques, advance important national priorities in sectors ranging from wellness to power to education and much more, and contribute substantially to financial growth and job creation.

The Open Information Initiatives – inspired by the massive private sector innovation catalyzed by the release of government weather and GPS information – will accelerate and expand Administration efforts to make government information far more publicly accessible in computer-readableā€¯ form and spur the use of those data by entrepreneurs as fuel for the creation of new merchandise, services, and jobs.