Working Definition for Technology:I believe that technology is an object/idea that changes how things "normally" function, or in other words, it changes the everyday way of life for most people. It can also be seen as an idea of evolution of a function or an idea. To add to it, technology can be a positive thing in some or a negative thing in other areas, I cannot pick one over the other, because I see both. For example, technology has made long distance communication way easier and faster with cell phones and the internet than it was in the earlier times. Opposingly, it has also had negative impacts; it has made people lazy because even the simplest tasks are done without much effort. For example, voice control on phones allows people to simply speak in order to perform a simple task such as type a message or checking an e-mail.
In today's class we talked about choosing a side no matter how hard it might be because they are equally good and bad. So after reading your response I want to know which side would you support; is technology a positive thing or a negative thing?
Taking that into consideration, i now would support technology as a positive thing. Technology is meant to make our lives efficient by making the tasks more effortless, however it is the people that make wrong use of technology. Innovations are always meant to help the society not destroy it but as I said earlier, it's the people that use it for destruction.
Working Definition of Technology:I believe that technology is anything that makes our lives by assisting us in our task and allowing us to access the and understand the vast amount of knowledge. An example for this would be Google. It gives us access to so many articles and forums and blogs such as this one. These sites can help us see other peoples perspective and also exposes us to knowledge.
So your saying that technology helps to make our everyday lives easier and helps us understand pretty much anything we want to know, all the while exposing us to different perspectives on certain issues?
Yes that is exactly what I mean.
Working Definition of Technology:I think that technology is basically in a small aspect the evolution of efficiency. Technology is what has made us more efficient in our daily lives as well as in the long term. It is a medium, device and/or platform that assists us to connect with the social, economical, and political parts of the world while again making efficiency more efficient.
When you say efficiency how efficient has it been that is assists and connects with the social, economical, and political parts ? Is it making the change and getting help that you want?
Working Definition of Technology:I believe that technology is something that enables us to do things we couldn't do without it and sometimes makes our lives easier. It advances research and changes the way certain things are done.
Would this be limited to a physical thing or a idea?
Not necessarily, it is a working definition meaning I will build on it but I don't just mean it as a physical thing or idea. Its not limited to being a physical thing or idea if that makes sense.
Working Definition of Technology:An idea or product which expands the boundaries of what is known. Anything which makes human work more efficient or easier to do, or decreases the total amount of work that must be done.
Would the job of technology simply just decrease the amount of work we need to do an make it more efficient, or could it do more? For example would the thought of life outside our planet count as technology as it is an idea that expands the boundaries of what we know? ( I was wondering what example of an idea you had in mind when you were writing your definition)
That would work as well, but when I was writing the definition, I was thinking more along the lines of machines and such, much like the pulley, which made work easier. With what you're saying like space travel, that would be expanding the boundaries of what is known.
Working Definition of Technology:Is / are pieces of a machine or device that simplifies and let you connect to the world.
What do these pieces of machine or device simplify?
Working Definition of Technology:Anything and everything that mankind has created in order to further mankind.
So are you saying that things like guns and other weapons further mankind?
According to your definition,you believe that there are no drawback with technology and that it is always used for the benefit of humans?
What is your definition of furthering mankind? It's been said that some modern inventions have devolved our species.
Working definition of technology: Devices,instruments or ideas made by mankind to assist them in their daily lives. Technology is meant for the betterment of humans, and to link them together.
Would you also say that in the future technology can also help us get to our futures in the long run?
Technology: A physical tool/object invented by humans with the intent to be used for increasing productivity, efficiency, ease, entertainment, and development/improvement of the individual or society as a whole.
I like your definition and how you worded it but Do you think that technology could slow development down and decrease productivity?
Absolutely! That key component: the ability for technology to do the opposite of it's original purpose, is why I wrote it as it's "intent" instead of reality. Technology can be wonderful, however, people need to realize when it is beneficial and when it is only deterring mankind from advancement and success.
I believe that technology is a physical and virtual mechanism that humans have been developing for centuries. These tools are used to further advance individuals and society by making work more efficient and beneficial.
Technology also shapes the way in which humans think. By receiving information at such a rapid speed, humans are able to constantly learn and add to their basis of knowledge. This is an endless opportunity. However, humans have become so reliant on technology and the speed in which we find information that the thought of going without can seem daunting.
Working Definition for Technology: I believe technology is something that makes our lives more efficient and easier. It's both negative and positive. It connects humans and can create a sense of a globalized world. I believe that technology can also be something that's not made up of mechanical parts but just increases our quality of life, as certain medicines are referred to as new technologies as well as ancient civilizations tools and ways of life.
Technology is the evolution of purpose by applying knowledge to create tools and innovations.
In Progress Definition of Technology;~Tools and innovations that help excel the human race~Power provides technology provides power~Creation based on needs and wants~Evolution of purpose I believe technology is not so much a physical definition of a thing then more so a classification of how we define progress.
People can make non-physical "progress" regarding their mental state. So, can technology have a psychological definition, in your opinion?
According to the dictionary technology is the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes. Personally, I believe technology is anything that makes life easy it is based on the need and wants of individuals that help us succeed in the human race. Technology is an umbrella term that describes mechanical machinery or equipment that makes day to day functions efficient and proximate.
Technology is the progress of mankind more specifically the birth and creation of new ideas that the general public can use whether it be used for good or bad.
Technology is an extension of human capability, in whatever manner that may manifest.
Technology is the combination of science, math, history and logic to create a object or thought that can be used to benefit ones self ideals or the ideals of one's party or government.
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Science is the building block for technology, that is, innovating tools and devices that help improve the lives of humans. There is specific technology for specific purposes. Technology is a part of evolution because old innovations are reinvented to be improved and more up to date.
"Science" means knowledge, which is indeed an important building block, but it isn't innovation or device unto itself.
Technology is the physical manifestation of human progress.
I think technology is an extention of the human body that enables us to do things we could not have done ourselves or makes what we could do far faster and more efficient. Technology has been a large part in the advancement of ideas and society.
Technology is the extension of human knowledge and creation in order to further develop the world