Lecture 3 - Lecture 3 What is Technology Technology...

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Lecture 3 What is Technology
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Technology Province of engineers practical applications often developed by expand the realm of human possibility materialist
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“Techne”: Greek for “skill” Created implements since before we were a species
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For most of human history, technology Often with purpose: agriculture, husbandry Often through a process: relationship between geometry and architecture, surveying
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Phases of Technology Development Identify a need/opportunity to be met/exploited Design Production Use
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Technology is polymorphous Many kinds of generators: “lonely inventor” Team Consortium Making: something new optimizing the existing researching to support future developments
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New technology overlays the old “Post-industrial age”: computers, information management But: electricity automobiles construction agriculture Much of human endeavor relies on “old” technology
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2010 for the course ARCH 362 taught by Professor Wibledon during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Lecture 3 - Lecture 3 What is Technology Technology...

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