The Meaning of TECHNOLOGY

The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.Antoine de Saint-Exupery

For me, technology is any kind of tool imagined, made and used by humans to change their natural habitat.  It is important to include this point of view mentioned in Wikipedia: “Technology can be viewed as an activity that forms or changes culture”.  The development of new technology does influence culture, or does culture influence the development of new technology?  Whether technological determinism is indeed involved may not be part of the definition, but culture and technology are connected and expressed through text.

Lynette

 

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