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.
- Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission Crown Prince Akihito (far left), now emperor of Japan, visits ABCC facilities with his entourage on April 6, 1949. Fifty years ago this March, the National Academy of… Read More
- A decade of business involvement in public education has produced some sobering lessons-and a renewed commitment to change. For more than a decade, since the report A Nation at Risk warned of… Read More
- New services and capabilities are undermining the old monopolistic regime; to be relevant, international rule-makers must get in step. In February, the telecommunications industry was hit by the advance of two revolutions.… Read More
- The nation needs–and can have–a multifaceted bipartisan policy to promote innovation. One of the most contentious issues in the 1995-96 congressional session was the Clinton administration’s technology policy priorities and programs. Although… Read More
- Having reviewed the recommendations of outsiders, the Department of Energy responds with a plan of action. Over the past 20 years, there have been numerous studies of the Department of Energy (DOE)… Read More
- Federal policy should be fine-tuned to respond to the particular conditions of scientists and engineers. Over the past 20 years, the control of immigration in the U.S. science and technology (S&T) sector… Read More
- The increasing effectiveness of U.S. conventional weapons is making large cuts in the U.S. nuclear arsenal possible. For 50 years, nuclear weapons have been central to U.S. military strategy-an indispensable element in… Read More
- Ten years from now, will we still say that we have been driven by the reckless pace of innovation? -David Clark As part of its 10th anniversary symposium on May 16, 1996,… Read More
- Evolving national priorities and a tight budget necessitate a new approach to federal spending. The beginning of a new administration and a new Congress provides an opportunity to reassess national science and… 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
- Aptitude Revisited: Rethinking Math and Science Education for America’s Next Century, by David E. Drew. Baltimore, Md.: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996, 254 pp. American children are learning more mathematics… Read More
- Insight on the Inner City When Work Disappears: The World of the New Urban Poor, by William Julius Wilson. New York: Knopf, 1996, 322 pages. Sheldon Danziger When Work Disappears: The … Read More