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Catastrophe related to technology

Wild Card submitted by Ivan Montenegro Perini   / Comments (0)
Catastrophe related to technology

Issue (WIWE) status: Submitted, Unpublished

Wild Card's progress: Basic

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The source of this Wild Card: 
Karl Heinz LEITNER, Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), interviewed by MIoIR

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Wild Card's description: 

e.g. a nuclear power plant meltdown. Something could happen, because people and societies always think they can control technology. After such a catastrophe there will be some kind of rethink about basic technology and progress. In Europe, there is a strong belief in making progress, and that researchers and technicians can solve all the problems. If a major catastrophe were to happen, probably people would rethink their attitude and there would be scepticism about technological progress. There will always be questions in society about research and technological progress and funding, but after a catastrophe people would question research and progress and how it is organized.

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