“[G]enerally technè in some cases completes what nature cannot bring to a finish, and in others imitates nature”.
— Physics II.8, by Democritus
‘Technology’ is the sum of techniques, skills, methods, and processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation.
‘Technology’ is the development of tools. Technology is artifice and its logic and study—hence: techno-logy. Technology is as old as life itself, but for "our" "purposes" starts with Man. Most essentially technology is a machine (a power), under the aegis of the Machine God (aka. Deus Mechanicus). Different groups compete in technology through arms races. There are hot wars (manual destructive deployment) & cold wars (manual constructive deployment).
No history of man is complete without a history of technology. Man is the tool-making animal. Technology tends to be defined by work, as in that it does work—both "it works!" and "Work, in physics, measure of energy transfer that occurs when an object is moved"—so much that anything designed that does work can be referred to as technology—such as writing, which does the work of storing information.
- Artificial intelligence (AI), the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with "intelligent beings."
- Digital computer, any of a class of devices capable of solving problems by processing information in discrete form.
- Industry; Technique; Capital; Ability; Abilities; Development; Cybertechnology; Industrial Revolution
- Technologism; Techonomy; Technophobia; Technophilia; Neophilia; Technoscepticism
- Technosupremacism; Techno-supremacy; Techno-ableism
- Technium; Technical aptitude; Accelerationism
- Technological adaptation; Cyber-healthcare
- «Technology», Wikipedia (En), r. 7. Oct, 2019.