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What Next?

Spring 2014


Forum



Editor’s Journal: And Now for Something Completely Different


Kevin Finneran


From the Hill


Administration releases FY 2015 budget request


The New Visible Hand: Understanding Today’s R&D Management


Craig Boardman


Anticipating a Luddite Revival


Stuart W. Elliott

Advances in information technology and robotics are already transforming the workplace, and even greater changes lie ahead. Here's a look at what the next two decades might bring.


Is U.S. Science in Decline?


Yu Xie

The nation's position relative to other countries is changing, but this need not be reason for alarm.


Reconstructing the View



Conservatism and Climate Science


Steven F. Hayward

Objections to liberal environmental orthodoxy have less to do with the specifics of the research or the economic interests of the fossil fuel industry than with fundamental questions about hubris and democratic values.


The Politics behind China’s Quest for Nobel Prizes


Junbo Yu

China is applying its strategy for winning Olympic gold to science policy. It may be surprised by the outcomes—but overall, the world will benefit.


A Survival Plan for the Wild Cyborg


Rinie Van Est

In order to stay human in the current intimate technological revolution, we must become high-tech people with quirky characters. Here are seven theses to nail to the door of our technological church.


Eagle


Gregory Benford


Real Numbers



Book Review: The View from Nowhere


Jason Lloyd

Close Up at a Distance: Mapping, Technology & Politics
, by
Laura Kurgan.


Book Review: Choosing a Future


Robert D. Atkinson

The Second Machine Age
, by
Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.


Book Review: Steal This Book


Paul F. Uhlir

Open Access
, by
Peter Suber.


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