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A Century of IdeasThe Creative and Unpredictable Interaction of Science and Technology

A Century of Ideas: The Creative and Unpredictable Interaction of Science and Technology [Frequently people believe that science is somehow primarily created by lone scientists thinking hard, which creates new science and ideas. There is a little truth in that. But especially today, the rapid growth of science and of technology depends a great deal on the interaction between people, the trading of their personal ideas, and interdisciplinary interactions. What I would call the sociology of science and technology is very important to their rapid and successful growth. Another aspect which is very important is a sense of openness and willingness to explore. We cannot predict what's going to be discovered in science. The new things are new. We can foresee some things, or some developments. But discovery always leads to enormous surprises. We have to be very open, and encourage new ideas. We must encourage young people in new approaches, and encourage exploration. It is characteristically unexpected areas and exploration which have really transformed our society. The most striking products of science and technology have helped humans enormously.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A Century of IdeasThe Creative and Unpredictable Interaction of Science and Technology

Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics Book Series (volume 149)
Editors: Sidharth, B. G.
A Century of Ideas — Jan 1, 2008

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
© Springer Netherlands 2008
ISBN
978-1-4020-4359-8
Pages
123 –137
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-4360-4_12
Publisher site
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Abstract

[Frequently people believe that science is somehow primarily created by lone scientists thinking hard, which creates new science and ideas. There is a little truth in that. But especially today, the rapid growth of science and of technology depends a great deal on the interaction between people, the trading of their personal ideas, and interdisciplinary interactions. What I would call the sociology of science and technology is very important to their rapid and successful growth. Another aspect which is very important is a sense of openness and willingness to explore. We cannot predict what's going to be discovered in science. The new things are new. We can foresee some things, or some developments. But discovery always leads to enormous surprises. We have to be very open, and encourage new ideas. We must encourage young people in new approaches, and encourage exploration. It is characteristically unexpected areas and exploration which have really transformed our society. The most striking products of science and technology have helped humans enormously.]

Published: Jan 1, 2008

Keywords: Short Wavelength; Nobel Prize; Light Wave; Bell Laboratory; High Energy State

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