Tell us about your experience on SpringerLink and you could win a MacBook Pro. The consideration of reference and alternative scenarios and their associated end states as described here is not intended to address the issue of whether redundant technology development should be supported to meet the end state specifications of a specific scenario.
This twofold presentation takes into consideration the development of technology as the outcome of a process originating within and guided by the practice of engineering, by standards on which only limited societal control is exercised, as well as the consequences for society of the implementation of the technology so created, which result from processes upon which only limited control can be exercised.
The committee expects that it will frequently be the case that end states and related technology development requirements will require provisional specifications from technology development organizations in the face of major uncertainties in costs, benefits, public acceptability, and many other factors.
In its development, humanities philosophy of science continues to be influenced not so much by developments in philosophy (e.g. philosophy of science, philosophy of action, philosophy of mind) but by developments in the social sciences and humanities.
That is, upon completion of the technology development, decision makers would have the information necessary to confidently select the best scenario or scenarios to achieve the preferred end state(s), and the information necessary to proceed to implementation would be available.