By G. Barbiroli

know-how is taking over an more and more critical and selecting position in so­ ciety, and will offer contradictory effects: wealth at the one hand, but additionally unemployment, environmental imbalances and different social difficulties at the different. production innovations and construction association are selected in each kingdom dependent in most cases at the particular wishes of the corporations, whereas the genuine wishes of every inhabitants are frequently fairly various. Already, which will hinder all types of know-how from changing into in­ creasingly "invasive", in the direction of either the average offer of assets and the categorical - although hugely differentiated - wishes of humanity, technological paths needs to be pointed out and that are able to making the vari­ ous wishes appropriate, from the point of view of sustainable improvement, the conservation and raise in worth of common assets, and the standard of improvement. this may develop into more and more very important sooner or later. This objective is surely formidable and hard to accomplish; besides the fact that, evi­ dence of the issues as a result of generalized, out of control use of technolo­ gy, worldwide, leads us to think that excessive efforts needs to be made to accomplish this goal. If now not, humankind runs the danger of an irreversible degra­ dation of crucial elements of financial improvement and its quali­ ty. inside this framework, these businesses that produce items and providers evidently occupy a important, lively position, which they need to play with a view either to competitiveness and total qualification and to contributing to the ambitions of sustainable development.

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