A STUDY OF THE RATIONALE AND TECHNIQUES FOR LONG-RANGE TECHNOLOGICAL FORECASTING IN THE BIOLOGICAL AND MEDICAL SCIENCES
FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SOCIETIES FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY BETHESDA MD
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Forecasts are potential aids in the planning of future technological environments. Their usefulness depends on their validity. Accurate deductions are essential regarding anticipated responsiveness to existing and expected opportunities for achievements in selected areas of science and technology. This is a review of the multiple forces that determine the reliability of such deductions or predictions.
- Medicine and Medical Research