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Technology: A Dynamic, Human System Chapter 1
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What is Technology? Definition: Humans using tools to change the natural and human-made environments. It also…. -Is conscious -Is designed by people for people -Extends the human ability
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Four Features of Technology Human knowledge Innovation of tools, materials, and systems Produces outputs Constantly modifies and controls
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Human Knowledge Known wants and needs of the consumer and customer
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Innovation of Tools, Materials, and Systems
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Produces Outputs Hopeful the widget will sell enough to pay expenses Stay competitive Staying up-to date The country’s economy depends upon its’ ability to compete in the world market
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Constantly Modifies and Controls Development of new and “better” technological devices Good and bad view Implementation of automated devices
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Technology As a Dynamic Process
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Knowledge Poorly used technology can cause soil erosion and air pollution
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course IET 101 taught by Professor Michaelandler during the Spring '07 term at Central Washington University.

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