What is technology?

  • (noun): The practical application of science to commerce or industry.
    Synonyms: engineering
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Technology

Technology is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, methods of organization, in order to solve a problem, improve a preexisting solution to a problem, achieve a goal, handle an applied input/output relation or perform a specific function. It can also refer to the collection of such tools, machinery, modifications, arrangements and procedures. Technologies significantly affect human as well as other animal species' ability to control and adapt to their natural environments. The word technology comes from Greek τεχνολογία (technología); from τέχνη (téchnē), meaning "art, skill, craft", and -λογία (-logía), meaning "study of-". The term can either be applied generally or to specific areas: examples include construction technology, medical technology, and information technology.

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MOS Technology 6510
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Information Technology Infrastructure Library - Service Design
... to encompass all elements relevant to technology service delivery, rather than focusing solely on design of the technology itself ... management systems required to support the service, processes which interact with the service, technology, and architecture required to support the service, and the supply chain ...
XG Technology, Inc.
... xG Technology, Inc ... is developer of technology for wireless communications ... The company developed cognitive radio technology for mobile services using licensed or unlicensed radio spectrum ...
It - Computing and Technology
... Information technology Institute of technology.it, an Internet top-level domain IT (file format), an audio file format used by Impulse Tracker ...
Future Technology
... Theories of technology often attempt to predict the future of technology based on the high technology and science of the time ...

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Famous quotes containing the word technology:

    The real accomplishment of modern science and technology consists in taking ordinary men, informing them narrowly and deeply and then, through appropriate organization, arranging to have their knowledge combined with that of other specialized but equally ordinary men. This dispenses with the need for genius. The resulting performance, though less inspiring, is far more predictable.
    John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908)

    If we had a reliable way to label our toys good and bad, it would be easy to regulate technology wisely. But we can rarely see far enough ahead to know which road leads to damnation. Whoever concerns himself with big technology, either to push it forward or to stop it, is gambling in human lives.
    Freeman Dyson (b. 1923)

    Primitive peoples tried to annul death by portraying the human body—we do it by finding substitutes for the human body. Technology instead of mysticism!
    Max Frisch (1911–1991)