Decoupling research from military applications

Ennals, Richard (1989) Decoupling research from military applications. In: Hassard, John , Kibble, Tom and Lewis, Patricia, (eds.) Ways Out of the Arms Race: from Nuclear Threat to Mutal Security. London : World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd. ISBN 997150863X


This chapter outlined problems of universal technologies, such as computer hardware and software, when they are applied to military applications. In particular, it considered the case of the UK Alvey Programme in Advanced Information Technology, and the American Strategic Defense Initiative.

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