Relaciones entre las actividades de investigación científica, desarrollo tecnológico y producción material desde 1850 hasta la actualidad. Implicaciones para el desarrollo humano

  1. Rolando Valdés Castro
  2. Verónica Tricio Gómez
  3. Luis Román Rodríguez Cano
CTS: Revista iberoamericana de ciencia, tecnología y sociedad

ISSN: 1668-0030

Year of publication: 2015

Volume: 10

Issue: 30

Pages: 231-263

Type: Article

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  • Social Sciences: C


Through the study of scientific publications and patents, we highlighted some statistical trends in the evolution of activities of research and technological development, from 1850 to date. These trends are interpreted on the basis of the analysis of the relationship between scientific research, technology and material production in different phases of history, such as the introduction of the concept of social consumption technology revolution. Our hypothesis is that nowadays the scientific community is creating a knowledge system (involving nature, technology and society), that could be the platform from where a social consumption technology revolution, centered on sustainable human development, could emerge.