A Legislative and Political History of OTA

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Has our obsession with crime drama lowered our right to privacy expectations and raised our tolerance for authoritarian forms of rule?

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La Boca


How Small Modular Reactors and Microgrid Systems Can Reboot Atomic Energy for 21st Energy Demands

The Problem with Nuclear

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CCBY: Pixabay

The Role of Citizens in Technical Decision-Making

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CCBY: Pixabay

The Current Role of Citizens in Technical(ogical) Decision-Making


A Case Study

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The Politics of Technological Determinism: Authoritarian vs. Democratic


The Rise of Institutional Authority in the 20th Century

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Courtesy: Designing Buildings Wiki

Overview of Institutions

  1. Mass production of the early 20th century,
  2. Military research efforts proximal to and between the wars,
  3. Post-War “big science,” and
  4. The Internet at the end of the century.

Technological Advancement Facilitates the Growth of Scientific Institutions


Characteristics of an STS Approach

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Dymaxion projection (CCBY: Chris Rywalt | POVRay)

STS Considers Indirect Influences on Policy and Public Opinion


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Anton von Leeuwenhoek sporting a sassy ‘stache. (Courtesy: Rijksmuseum)

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AGM Fox

320 Million Institutions of Authority: Essays on Science, Technology, Society, Privacy, and Politics

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