What is technology?

Science for Youth May 16, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF
Technology is a broad concept that refers to use and knowledge of tools and crafts, and how these tools and crafts affect our ability to control and adapt to the environment. In human society today, technology is a result of science and engineering. A specific definition for the word "technology" is difficult to determine, because "technology" can refer to material objects of use to humanity, such as machines, hardware or utensils, but can also encompass broader themes, including systems, methods of organization, and techniques. The term can also either be applied generally or to specific areas: examples include "construction technology", "medical technology", or "state-of-the-art technology".

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