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.
the application of this knowledge for practical ends.
the terminology of an art, science, etc.; technical nomenclature.
a scientific or industrial process, invention, method, or the like.
the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization.
The use of scientific knowledge to solve practical problems, especially in industry and commerce.
The specific methods, materials, and devices used to solve practical problems.
Technology means a lot of things these days. The word “technology” brings to mind various devices, such as laptops, phones, and tablets. Technology may also make you think of the internet, data, or advancements in the world of engineering. This may be a narrow scope though, as technology includes so many creative solutions to many everyday problems humans have faced all throughout history. So what is technology?
Technologies from around the world have been adopted to aid human life, from the most basic inventions, to complex systems that function entirely independently from the human experience. Technology has revolutionized society in countless ways; technology allowed early humans to grow their own food, navigate the open oceans, tell time, and connect society on a global scale. The transition from manual to technological methods of solving problems took place simply because relying on technology makes work easier. This lesson discusses these advancements in technology, and provides an overview of what technology is.