What is technology?

This may seem like a simple question, but technology is much more than gadgets and gizmos. Andy Lane explains what that means for different people.

The role and influence of technology in both our personal and work lives is increasing. Understanding how people shape technology and how technology shapes people’s interactions with each other and the natural world—not just for those who research, develop, and implement new technologies. implementation, but also for all the people and organizations that use these technologies. work and personal life.

Technology is not a neutral word. Different people will give it different meaning depending on their perspective and context.

Members of the Faculty of Technology are no different, but over the years we have adopted a specific definition of technology that reflects our own goals and objectives:

What Is The Main Role Of Technology?

  1. Technology is about taking steps to meet human need rather than simply understanding the workings of the natural world, which is the goal of science. The invention of the microscope was driven by the need to explore the tiny world beyond our unaided vision. This technological solution to an age-old problem has in turn enabled us to better understand the workings of the world, leading to the development of more technologies.
  2. It uses more than scientific knowledge and includes values as much as facts, practical craft knowledge as much as theoretical knowledge. The iPod is an example of where the physics of making a small device is so musically married to the creative design that an iconic device must have.

Why Technology Is Important?

  1. It involves systematic ways of working. It covers the intended and unintended interactions between products (machines, devices, artifacts) and the people and systems that create, use, or are affected by them through various processes. Many people like to drink coffee, often in a coffee shop. It may come from coffee trees that have been bred specifically for increased production that supports a small farmer and his family but requires pesticides that would otherwise be needed. were developed and produced in the country. The ground coffee beans themselves will be transported around the world, processed, and packaged into packages that will be distributed to stores that will then mold the coffee into polystyrene cups. was prepared for this purpose but after which it needs to be discarded. But the choices we make depend on, and feed, a highly interdependent and far-reaching way of life where one has more and one has less.

Technology is a working profession where people must be skilled in many of the following tasks: engineering, communication, designing, development, innovation, management, manufacturing, modeling, and systems thinking. But technology also gives us different products that can be used for good or bad or where the benefits are disputed, and so the processes involved in the production and use of technology mean that we all have an interest in it.

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