The Office of Technology Assessment is Fucking Amazing.

If you follow me then you know I posted “Technical Difficulties” my final essay for writing 121 on technology and why we need the Office of Technology Assessment. After I posted it here I sent a copy to Earl Blumenauer, one of my representatives (who I’m still waiting to hear back from), and today I thought I’d go out on a limb and send it to The Atlantic. They responded promptly with a thanks for sharing, but it’s not what we’re looking for. Then I started thinking it, I reread the essay, and made some corrections.

Since I rewrote some things I looked up the OTA via google, and one of the first things to come up was
“The Much-Needed and Sane Congressional Office That Gingrich Killed Off and We Need Back” from 2012, from The Atlantic (guess I should’ve done more research). Not only did someone already write about the subject, they did it better than me. I felt like an asshole for sending the pitch in, but there’s no harm in trying. Seriously though, look into the Office of Technology Assessment, it’s fucking amazing.

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