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Computers (Part V: The Fate of Nations) #292805

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 16, 1983
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(Studio) Competition between United States and Japan in computer industry and implications for each nation's economy examined; Matt Belkin mentioned, shown playing computer games. [Computer project spokesperson Kazuhiro FUCHI - anticipates making computer history.] Japan's effort to dominate computer technology discussed. [MIT spokesperson Michael DATUZO - explains concern over Japan.] [Computer expert Pamela McCORDUCK - feels United States will be in permanent recession if we allow Japan to pass us with computer technology.] Importance of computer development in technological society noted. [MIT spokesperson Joseph WEIZENBAUM - notes significance of computers in weapons system.] Role of computers in modern warfare explained, illustrated. [Worldwatch Research spokesperson Dan DEUDNEY - fears computer malfunction, misinformation, poor judgment will cause catastrophe.] [March 23, 1983, President REAGAN - announces new defense proposal.] Reagan's controversial "Star Wars" defense plan discussed. [Physicist Lowell WOOD - defs. such approach to war.] Kurzwell Computer music heard; Matt and Greg Belkin's differing approach to computers considered. [Matt BELKIN - feels computers are as smart as people.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Rather, Dan

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