The massive intrusion of modern technology into questions of sweeping public concern has tended to increase associated complexities beyond the capacities of individual decision makers. Technology has also tended to raise the ante while increasing the frequency of the gamble. Given the complexity of today's social services, political problems and technical hardware, the young discipline of decision analysis has attained added significance. One of American's most critical experiences with piecemeal decision making has been in transportation policy. Chaotic results make it clear that a more orderly procedure for dealing with problems must fully account for potential consequences.

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  • Authors:
    • TRIBUS, M
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 59-64
  • Serial:
    • IEEE Spectrum
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • ISSN: 0018-9235

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  • Accession Number: 00072463
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM