The age of Big Science was produced by the academic-military-industrial complex. War was a major steppingstone for technological advancement, and the United States experienced these changes throughout the span of the Cold War. In an attempt to get ahead, the United States used new technologies to further military might, which caused a mixed reaction in the public. President Dwight Eisenhower warned America to “beware the military industrial complex.” Ike knew about the benefits that technological advancement for the military could provide, but was wary regarding its political consequences, and was concerned that the military industrial complex would abuse their power and create an absence of trust throughout the American public. However, people such as Vannevar Bush and Barry Goldwater were advocates of the military-industrial complex and believed that the scientific advancements that the complex was creating would increase way of life substantially. They also believed that it was crucial to Americas national security. Institutions like the military industrial complex have created “big science” because they created a sense of need for efficiency and make a culture of technological determinism. This culture is built out of fear, and it’s one of the reasons that Eisenhower warned the American public to not be too trusting of the complex, because they could easily be taken advantage of.