During the 20th century, humanity demonstrated that it had achieved the technology to leave its home planet’s atmosphere, land on and explore its moon, and return safely to its homeworld. Instead, the alternatives should represent outcomes that have a reasonable chance of being considered for accomplishment in the future, given the potential for changes in both technology and public values between the present time and the time when final remediation decisions will be made.
For technology to bear its true definition it must exist to contribute to the way we function in our day to day existence, it must allow us to bring, to change and to impart a branch of knowledge that pushes us to redefine and re-examine how we currently interact with our environment.
First, it is the application” of such knowledge,” presumably the knowledge described in 4.a. Second, it is the activity” of doing a vague this,” presumably application.” Third and fourth, technology is equated with mechanical arts” and applied sciences,” but only collectively,” that is, in general rather than as a specific art or science.
If technology to achieve the end state already exists, then justification of additional technology development would require that such development lead to increased benefits, such as reduction of implementation cost or risk, that would compensate for the projected cost of the development.
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