Dictionary.com defines technology as:
the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment … [as] the terminology of an art, science, etc. … a technological process, invention, method, or the like. [Technology is] the sum of the ways in which social groups provide themselves with the material objects of their civilization. (technology, n.d.).
Technology thus assists, defines, and has changed how we communicate, learn, create, amaze, entertain, and live.
Has technology made us lazy?
The below poem, Television by Roald Dahl, argues just that. I suppose like anything else in life, we must use technology (and all that is produces) responsibly.
OverlookAcademy. (2011, Jun. 30). [Video]. Television – Roald Dahl. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muWCZz8jt1I
Technology. (n.d.). In Dictionary.com online. Retrieved from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/technology?s=t