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Apr 13

The U.S. Needs a FuturICT Research Program

The FuturICT project was a proposal before the European science community to blend social science, complexity theory, and information/communication technologies (ICT) to better understand society and work on global problems. It is a fascinating project but was beat out by two other large science projects: studying the brain and an intensive research program into graphene applications.

The Obama Administration has also started a major brain study project but I believe that the U.S. could also fund a major study into FuturICT considering that much of the innovation in ICT came from the U.S. I would appreciate if you would consider signing the petition and passing it around if you are interested. Thank you.

References:

1) FuturICT - http://www.futurict.eu/sites/default/files/docs/files/FuturICT_5p_Project%20Summary%20WITH%20LOGOS.pdf

2) Office of Technology Assessment - http://www.princeton.edu/~ota/

The Petition can be found at https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/create-department-science-and-technology-assessment-and-begin-futurict-research-program/R70h3RLT

 

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