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Engineers seem to believe that the work of scientists will drastically alter their lives by the year 2000, according to preliminary results of a study that is being conducted for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. When members of SME were asked to look into the future, they predicted revolutionary advances in biotechnology, laser applications, sensor technology, expert systems, and manufacturing in space. A startling 40% of the 7,560 early respondents didn’t even believe their prese

The Scientist Staff
May 29, 1988

Engineers seem to believe that the work of scientists will drastically alter their lives by the year 2000, according to preliminary results of a study that is being conducted for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. When members of SME were asked to look into the future, they predicted revolutionary advances in biotechnology, laser applications, sensor technology, expert systems, and manufacturing in space. A startling 40% of the 7,560 early respondents didn’t even believe their present company would exist in the year 2000. Final results of the study will be presented in October at SME’s AUTOFACT ‘88 Conference.

If you can cite instances of research misconduct, conflict of interest or ethical myopia on campus, the Acadia Institute needs you. The nonprofit research and consulting center has been granted $47,000 by the National Science Foundation to study the ethical values of science and engineering graduate students. One telltale sign of the morality—or...