Where is Information Technology Taking Us?
Every issue explores cutting-edge developments in technology, medicine, education, climate change, and much more. Articles provide in-depth analyses of science and technology’s impact on public policy, the economy, and society—bringing today’s best minds to bear on tomorrow’s most critical topics.
- For more than a decade, since the report A Nation at Risk warned of “a rising tide of mediocrity” in our public schools, members of the U.S business community have been actively… Read More
- In February, the telecommunications industry was hit by the advance of two revolutions. The advance of the digital technology revolution was marked by the launch of the first toll-quality Internet telephony service… Read More
- One of the most contentious issues in the 1995-96 congressional session was the Clinton administration’s technology policy priorities and programs. Although one might expect Republicans to support efforts aimed at improving the… Read More
- Over the past 20 years, there have been numerous studies of the Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories. Most of these studies recognize the high technical quality and unique capabilities of the… Read More
- For 50 years, nuclear weapons have been central to U.S. military strategy-an indispensable element in deterring and retaliating against an attack on U.S. territory. Now, six years after the end of the… Read More
- As part of its 10th anniversary symposium on May 16, 1996, the National Research Council’s Computer Science and Telecommunications Board convened a panel of experts to speculate about what the future holds.… Read More
- The beginning of a new administration and a new Congress provides an opportunity to reassess national science and technology (S&T) policies. A reassessment is badly needed because shifting national priorities and strong… Read More
- Fisheries Management Improving In “Where Have All the Fishes Gone?” (Issues, Spring 1994), I documented how overfishing and poor management had devastated the U.S. commercial fishing industry, and I called… Read More
- American children are learning more mathematics and science than they did 20 years ago. That’s the good news. The bad news is that what they’re learning remains far from adequate and far… Read More
- When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor provides an antidote to analysts and advocates of all political persuasions who think that the economic and social problems of the inner… Read More