Technology FAQs:


Q: Is technology the development and use of basic tools?

A: Yes.

Q: Is technology found in what are now considered to be dystopian literary classics such as Aldous Huxley's Brave New World?

A: Yes, and Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange, and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Q: Is technology everywhere and has dramatically changed landscapes and societies?

A: Yes, and Hughes argues that engineers, scientists, and managers have often believed that they can use technology to shape the world as they want.

Q: Is technology also a feature of other animal species apart from humans?

A: Yes.

Q: Is technology often a consequence of science and engineering?

A: Yes, although technology as a human activity precedes the two fields.

Q: Is technology to overcome barriers?

A: Yes, and that what we commonly refer to as the human condition is just another barrier to be surpassed.

Q: Was technology simply "applied science" and that to fund basic science was to reap technological results in due time?

A: Yes.

Q: Is technology often considered too narrowly?

A: Yes, according to Hughes, "Technology is a creative process involving human ingenuity". This definition's emphasis on creativity avoids unbounded definitions that may mistakenly include cooking “technologies," but it also highlights the prominent role of humans and therefore their responsibilities for the use of complex technological systems".

Q: Was technology developed in the 20th century by thinkers such as E?

A: Yes, F. Schumacher and Jacques Ellul to describe situations where it was not desirable to use very new technologies or those that required access to some centralized infrastructure or parts or skills imported from elsewhere.

Q: Is technology Hubert Dreyfus?

A: Yes, and who has published books such as On the Internet and What Computers Still Can't Do.

Q: Is technology easily controllable and this assumption has to be thoroughly questioned?

A: Yes.

Q: Are technologies not usually exclusively products of science?

A: Yes, because they have to satisfy requirements such as utility, usability, and safety.

Q: Is technology not always clear?

A: Yes.

Q: Is technology the application of math?

A: Yes, and science, and the arts for the benefit of life as it is known.

Q: Is technology properly defined as any application of science to accomplish a function?

A: Yes.