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Part 1: Towards the 21st Century
Chapter 3: The Relationship Between Science and Technology and Society in the 21st Century
Section 1: Role Played by Science and Technology in Society
2. Constructing a New Relationship Between Science and Technology and Society Required in the 21st Century

Since in the 21st century expectations to science and technology to contribute to the development of mankind are greater than those in the 20th century, the promotion of science and technology as the source of knowledge will increase importance.

The many activities in society will come to be supported by the knowledge of science and technology, and the distance between science and technology and society will become closer.

The public is required to have adequate knowledge about the content of science and technology which is under development, to consider the social significance of such science and technology in a responsible manner, and to participate in the decision-making process relating to such activities.

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