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The Fourth Wave by Susan E. Mehrtens, Herman Maynard

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EIGHTUse of AppropriateTechnology

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

The Second WaveIn a vacuum

The Third WaveIn growing harmonywith sociocultural, political,and environmental values

The Fourth WaveIn full accordance withprinciples of appropriatetechnology

 

THE RISE SINCE WORLD WAR II of a host of complex technologies has created both prosperity and pollution. While the prosperity has been welcomed, the resulting pollution has occasioned increasingly vocal criticisms of technology and of the science from which it springs. Contemporary critics of Second Wave perspectives of science and technology focus primarily on the limitations of scientism and the need for technologies appropriate to their time, place, culture, and environment.

In Chapter One we noted ...

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