Originally published in 1972 this book examines technological forecasting and assesses its merits and limitations and possible uses for society, government, industry and the military. Although technological forecasting was in its infancy when this book was originally published, it has now become part of mainstream social and economic planning.
Table of Contents
1. A Methodological preface to Technological Forecasting James E. Hacke, Jr.
2. Forecasting the Progress of Technology Joseph P. Martino
3. Delphi Norman C. Dalkey
4. How to Plot a Breakthrough Lauren B. Doyle
5. Technological Forecasting and Space Exploration Robert W. Prehoda
6. Technological Forecasting for the Military Manager Marvin J. Cetron
7. Industrial Implications of Technological Forecasting William L. Swager
8. Prospects of Technological Progress Olaf Helmer
9. The Triumph of Technology: 'Can' Implies 'Ought' Hasan Ozbekhan
10. Thinking About Future Social Development Joseph M. Goldsen
11. Futurism: Elitist or Democratic? Arthur I. Waskow
Joseph P. Martino