What_is_Technology - What is Technology? Technology...

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What is Technology?
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Technology Technology is the process by which humans modify nature to meet their needs and wants.
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Technology vs. Science Technology Study of our human- made world Deals with “ what can be Science Study of our natural world Deals with “what is”
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Technology vs. Science continued Technology Made up of sub-categories: Information Communication Bio-related and Agriculture Medical Environmental Production Manufacturing – Construction Transportation Energy and Power Science Made up of sub- categories: Earth Science Biology Chemistry Physics Astronomy Other specialty areas – Quantum Physics – Computer Science
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Needs vs. Wants Technology addresses human needs and wants What are human needs? PHYSICAL NEEDS: Basic shelter Basic clothing Can you think of more? BIOLOGICAL NEEDS: Water Food Can you think of more? PSYCHOLOGICAL NEEDS: Family Friends Can you think of more?
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Needs vs. Wants continued Technology addresses human needs and wants What are human wants? PHYSICAL WANTS: Nice house Nice car Nice clothes Can you think of more? BIOLOGICAL WANTS: Fresh water Fancy food Healthy living Can you think of more? PSYCHOLOGICAL WANTS: Talk with family See friends Entertainment Can you think of more?
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How does Technology address human needs and wants? Information Communication Bio-Related and Agricultural - Manufacturing - Construction Transportation Technology Production Energy and Power Medical Environmental Through the use of these technologies, often the meeting of human needs and wants is accomplished.
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Information Technology Information Technology is the process of gathering and storing data to be used in various forms: It has: Streamlined access to vast sources of information Allows us to produce more accurate forms of communication Expanded resource choices Enabled us to retrieve data in seconds
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Examples of Information Technology Data collected on paper Data stored in computers Data stored in books Data stored in equipment or machines
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