What is Technology?
By: Samaria Harris
COM/156 University Composition And Communication
February 18, 2012
Technology is not just machines and equipment, it apart of life and what we need for many different reasons. â€œTechnology is a concept of primary importance, so by necessity the definition of the word is precise: 'technology is the practical application of knowledge so that something entirely new can be done or so that something can be done in a completely new wayâ€ (ESA Technology, 2009, pg 2). Technology is the knowledge and use of any tools, crafts, machines or anything that has to be operated manually or by hand to solve a problem and perform a specific operation. It is a key tool that everyone in the world may need whether or not they know it. Technology is needed in many professions, be it a doctor, teacher, a tattoo artist, and much more. Recent technological developments, including the telephone, the printing press, and the Internet, have lowered physical barriers to communication and gave humans a way to interact freely on a nationwide scale. However, not all technology has been used for the quietest purposes; the development of weapons of ever-increasing destructive power has progressed throughout history, from clubs to nuclear weapons. This goes to show that technology has been around for a very long time, but it was not as advanced. Indeed technology has advanced over the years and has affected society and its surroundings in a number of ways. In many societies, technology has helped develop more advanced economies. Years ago, there was no e-mail, texting, thousands of different smartphones, video chatting, high quality televisions, and more. The new ways of technology is not as time consuming, and it is basically a more rapid way to get things done. There are more ways of communication; that is very important for keeping in touch with relatives and friends. â€œEmail allows an individual to...
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