Technology is an area of study that explores how knowledge is creatively applied to organized tasks involving people and machines that meet sustainable goals. The word “technology” can refer to artifacts or the methods of their creation, but it also encompasses the use of those artifacts in a social context.
It’s easy to see how technology has shaped our world throughout history. From the invention of the first stone tools to space exploration, each technological advancement has been influenced and driven by societal issues/factors (e.g., economics, values, ethics, institutions, groups, the environment). It is generally accepted that this synergistic relationship between science and society/culture has existed from the very beginning of humankind’s existence.
Today’s most impactful technologies include Artificial Intelligence (AI), revolutionizing industries through automation and data analysis; Information Technology (IT), essential for data management and digital infrastructure; Biotechnology, driving breakthroughs in medicine and agriculture; Green and Clean technology, focusing on sustainability; and Communication/Media technologies that allow us to connect with each other beyond physical barriers.
Technology is everywhere, and it impacts every facet of our lives. For example, the Internet and telephone allow us to communicate with others across the globe. Even something as simple as a smartphone gives you access to a wealth of information and provides entertainment in the form of music, movies, games, and more. But there are other concerns that come with embracing the ever-growing power of technology. For instance, some believe that behind the screens of our gadgets lies less genuine and more deceptive forms of communication.