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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1 Chapter What is Technology? Various Definitions Various Bergen County Community College: Technology is the technical means people use to improve their surroundings. It is also a knowledge of using tools and machines to do tasks efficiently. Technology and science are often confused. Science deals with the natural world. Technology is the study of the natural laws which govern the universe. Science deals with "understanding" while technology deals with "doing". http://www.bergen.org/technology/whatech.html Various Definitions Various Wikipedia – The free encyclopedia Technology has more than one definition. The development and application of tools, machines, materials and processes that help to solve human problems. As a human activity, technology predates both science and engineering. It embodies the human knowledge of solving real problems in the design of standard tools, machines, materials or the process. Thus standardization of design is an essential feature of technology. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technology Various Definitions Various Merriam­Webster Online the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area ENGINEERING <medical technology> a capability given by the practical application of knowledge <a car's fuel­saving technology> a manner of accomplishing a task especially using technical processes, methods, or knowledge <new technologies for information storage> Various Definitions Various Your Text States Technology – the cumulative sum of human means developed in response to society’s needs or desires to systematically solve problems. (p. 13) So what is technology? So Computers New medicines MP3 players Digital camera Space ships Airplanes Cars Light bulbs Wood stove Computer software Handcuffs Hammer Screw Pulley Vinyl record Movie Film camera Needle (medicine) Steel Fire Activity Activity Answer the question “Is technology beneficial?” Break into two groups. 1 group will argue that it is – cite examples 1 group will argue that it is not – cite examples ...
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