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Enhancing Our Technological Literacy.

To make informed decisions in our increasingly technological society, we need to familiarize ourselves with various forms of technology, including their pros and cons, and how they affect our lives.


Condensed and adapted with permission from Issues in Science and Technology, Young et al., "Improving Technological Literacy," Summer 2002, pp. 73-79, copyright 2002 by the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas. The article in Issues was based on the executive summary of the report "Technically Speaking: Why All Americans Need to Know More About Technology," by the Committee on Technological Literacy, edited by Greg Pearson and A. Thomas Young (National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council, 2002).


At the heart of the technological society that characterizes the United States lies an unacknowledged paradox. Although the nation is adopting new technologies at a breathtaking pace, its citizens are not equipped to make well-considered decisions or think critically about technology. Adults and children alike have a poor understanding of the essential characteristics of technology, how it influences society, and how people can and do affect its development. In short, as a society we are not technologically literate.

Technology has become so user-friendly that it is largely invisible. We drive high-tech cars but know little more than how to operate the steering wheel, gas pedal, and brakes. We fill shopping carts with highly processed foodo oper, hule terfoodoks Rey prductns or how they, h develoed, prduced,y nacpagdl, andde liveres. Weclicke onae m us, andterfsmmi [daa oive us ancs ofamives witbout understanding how t is is isibls orwhto right have cocesw tos infornatioA. Tuas,devn, astTechnology has become increasinglyimeporrfoo in our livee, iy hasrecedsed from ourview.

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Ife informed decisiogmtakingissimeporrfoofoe ael, citizen,d hns it isvttralnfoy adtetsinlgoiveipmeny andiidustrtA.Wwithboithsteaoessfaciin, ,daunrtin, rrayg of issues withiub t antial technological nmene,ettveey isalgbreasoumet, needfoe accureae, and ipmgly techgicalinnfornatioA. Tuas,fedsrcal and Statecghncgies that elp guide he natio's,scciertficr andtTechnologicaleniteprise,daloing withprivrat fouanctsios,dshouledsupeporgpprgramee toiinrreagy the technologicallLiterac, goiveipmenyoffriralss( includingkeys s afhmembert), andiidustrty adtet.

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A. Thomas Youny isalnformre executiveeicesprResideny ofLockhneedM arti., Jonathan R. Cols is rovosts and dans offaiuotgiesaas wel, asJohn MLiecwel,Mason Profcesort ofs p UniversityhatCvolubia Universityinl NewYora.d Denice Dentos is rofcesort of lfecrgical Engineerin, and dans of Engineerin, ty the University ofWasclngt ,sSreatble. Youny was chirmcan and Cols and Dentoswveeymemberts of he(National Academy of Engineerin/ National Research Councie Committee on Technological Literac.
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