In 1970's, great changes had happened in science and technology: the transformation of "post-academic science" and the emergence of high-tech. Consequently, there have being great changes not only in the relations between science and technology, also in the relations between science, technology and economy, politics and culture in society. It is a remarkable sign that "knowledge economy" and "knowledge society" have appeared. At the same time, the globalization has risen. Those indicate that the history of mankind has being transformed, which will bring a lot of problems and challenges to us. The article explores an important point that significant transformation has happened about production of wealth and distributive manner of powers, which produce the issues of social inequality by the analysis of above changes. The author claims that People always had discussed about science and technology in its helping to solve social inequality when people understood science and technology, justice and society before. However, in present, science and technology has made new manner of production. Science and technology has directly been regarded as wealth and capital, in result, its production has largely being commercialized. The author concludes that science and technology not only helps to solve inequality of society, but also is involved in causing the inequality today.

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The high-tech development and social fairness

Feng Zhang   China Association for Science and Technology

In 1970's, great changes had happened in science and technology: the transformation of "post-academic science" and the emergence of high-tech. Consequently, there have being great changes not only in the relations between science and technology, also in the relations between science, technology and economy, politics and culture in society. It is a remarkable sign that "knowledge economy" and "knowledge society" have appeared. At the same time, the globalization has risen. Those indicate that the history of mankind has being transformed, which will bring a lot of problems and challenges to us. The article explores an important point that significant transformation has happened about production of wealth and distributive manner of powers, which produce the issues of social inequality by the analysis of above changes. The author claims that People always had discussed about science and technology in its helping to solve social inequality when people understood science and technology, justice and society before. However, in present, science and technology has made new manner of production. Science and technology has directly been regarded as wealth and capital, in result, its production has largely being commercialized. The author concludes that science and technology not only helps to solve inequality of society, but also is involved in causing the inequality today.

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