Technology Assessment

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Unformatted text preview: y or political cloud to develop the technology Adoption can be blocked by policy Regulations block adoption Subsidies to competing technology Class exercise will address the launching of an orphan invention to which you have title. Cultural and Ethical Acceptability can affect technological development Cost- Benefit Analysis: An important tool for Assessing technology Evaluation private investments Evaluating public projects Evaluating policies It is a good way to organize your thoughts because you separate costs from benefits from risks Can quantify them Objective analysis when a lawsuit challenges a proposed project or policy Faulty cost/benefit analysis is widely used to support questionable projects or oppose proposed regulations Steps in Cost/benefit analysis: 1: state as precisely as possible the objecti...
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