Accession Number:

AD0787399

Title:

Long-Range Forecasting of Scientific-Technological Progress

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-09-25

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Classification of forecasts is known as first echelon--for 15-20 years ahead second echelon--for the first decade of the 21st century and third echelon--for approximately 100 years ahead. At the present time there is a necessity to speak of a fourth echelon of long-range forecasting for an even longer period of time--for several centuries, and perhaps even longer. The report deals with the questions Is it necessary to be concerned with so long- range a forecast and is it necessary in light of the tasks that stand before us in the contemporary situation.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE