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Gap in Techno-Scientific Activity: The Iberoamerican Context

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Author(s): Juan R. Coca | Jesús A. Valero Matas | Francesca Randazzo

Journal: Studies in Sociology of Science
ISSN 1923-0176

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 30;
Date: 2010;
Original page

ABSTRACT
The aim of this paper is to apply the hermeneutic approach to social imaginaries of science and technology. Special attention will be given to discuss how the techno-scientific system intends to face poverty, although the system focuses to a different direction, which is a growing inter-penetration with the economic system. The techno-scientific system, as well as its politics, sets aside poor people. In such a context, the scientific-technologic gap continues to grow, generating gradually two different paces of international development. Factors like the cyborgization, robotization, the development of ITCs, etc., have an impact into the poorest regions, ending up into situations of technologic-scientific neo-colonialism. In spite of peripheral states efforts, the possible development of these regions is an always faced and never overcome challenge. Transformations of the scientific-technologic system, which are more and more scientifically and technologically dependent every day, constitute as a gap. Key words: Science; technology; poverty; scientific-technologic gap
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