TEN DEFINITIONS OF TECHNOLOGY


TEN DEFINITIONS OF TECHNOLOGY
1.”Technology is not a thing in the ordinary sense of the term, but an “ambivalent” process of development suspended between different possibilities. This “ambivalence” of technology is distinguished from neutrality by the role it attributes to social values in the design, and not merely the use, of technical systems. On this view, technology is not a destiny but a scene of struggle. It is a social battlefield, or perhaps a better metaphor would be a parliament of things on which civilizational alternatives are debated and decided.”
2. The branch of knowledge that deals with industrial arts, applied science, engineering, etc.
3. The sum of the ways in which a social group provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization
4. The definition of technology is science or knowledge put into practical use to solve problems or invent useful tools.
5. The application of science, especially to industrial or commercial objectives.
6. All the different and usable technologies developed by a culture or people.
7. The application of scientific devices, machines, and techniques for manufacturing and other productive processes.
8. The purposeful application of information in the design, production, and utilization of goods and services, and in the organization of human activities.
9. Technology as the knowledge of the manipulation of nature for human purposes.
10. the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science.

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