Benchmark 3C
The Nature of Technology: Issues in Technology
Grades 9-12, page 57

Social and economic forces strongly influence which technologies will be developed and used. Which will prevail is affected by many factors, such as personal values, consumer acceptance, patent laws, the availability of risk capital, the federal budget, local and national regulations, media attention, economic competition, and tax incentives.

NSES Content Standard F 
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges 
Grades 9-12, page 199 
Progress in science and technology can be affected by social issues and challenges. Funding priorities for specific health problems serve as examples of ways that social issues influence science and technology.