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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 2: Responding to a Knowledge-Based Society
1. Transition to a Knowledge-Based Society

Society in the 21st century calls for the active development of new knowledge centering on science and technology, and the application of such knowledge to society. In economy, competition will intensify in which the survivor will be the one who obtain knowledge and information the fastest. Science and technology and society will become closer more and more.

In this way, society in the 21st century will make a transition to a knowledge-based society in which all activities of society, such as industry and the public lifestyles, will develop rapidly based on knowledge.

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