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(Studio) Role of computers in affecting nation `s economy through altering its work force examined in detail. [Richard HUIZER, Bill BUCHAN - comment on being unemployed due to computers.] [Stanford Univ. spokesperson Edward FEIGENBAUM - anticipates computer industry dominating nation `s economy shortly.] Anticipated makeup of nation `s future work force described; socio-demographic composition of computer industry at present outlined. [STUDENT - needs more computers for school system.] [Teacher Joyce LOCKWOOD - agrees.] [Senator Frank LAUTENBERG - fears education segregation unless federal government sponsors computer training.] Computer drawing shown. Psychological impact of increasing computer-orientation of society considered. [Psychologist Thomas McDONALD - notes factors contributing to problems.] [Computer scientist George MICHAEL - defs. computer development as benefiting humans.] [Computer artist Rebecca ALLEN - feels interdisciplinary approach to computers is necessary.] Issue of artificial intelligence noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
- Rather, Dan
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