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Importance of Technology

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									                                  Importance of Technology
Technology refers to the collection of tools that make it easier to use, create, manage and exchange
information.

In the earlier times, the use of tools by human beings was for the process of discovery and
evolution. Tools remained the same for a long time in the earlier part of the history of mankind but
it was also the complex human behaviors and tools of this era that modern language began as
believed by many archeologists.

Technology refers the knowledge and utilization of tools, techniques and systems in order to serve a
bigger purpose like solving problems or making life easier and better. Its significance on humans is
tremendous because technology helps them adapt to the environment. The development of high
technology including computer technology's Internet and the telephone has helped conquer
communication barriers and bridge the gap between people all over the world. While there are
advantages to constant evolution of technology, their evolution has also seen the increase of its
destructive power as apparent in the creation of weapons of all kinds.

In a broader sense, technology affects societies in the development of advanced economies, making
life more convenient to more people that have access to such technology. But while it continues to
offer better means to man's day to day living, it also has unwanted results such as pollution,
depletion of natural resources to the great disadvantage of the planet. Its influence on society can
also be seen in how people use technology and its ethical significance in the society. Debates on the
advantages and disadvantages of technology constantly arise questioning the impact of technology
on the improvement or worsening of human condition. Some movements have even risen to
criticize its harmful effects on the environment and its ways of alienating people. Still, there are
others that view technology as beneficial to progress and the human condition. In fact, technology
has evolved to serve not just human beings but also other members of the animal species as well.

Technology is often seen as a consequence of science and engineering. Through the years, new
technologies and methods have been developed through research and development. The
advancements of both science and technology have resulted to incremental development and
disruptive technology. An example of incremental development is the gradual replacement of
compact discs with DVD. While disruptive developments are automobiles replacing horse
carriages. The evolution of technologies marks the significant development of other technologies in
different fields, like nano technology, biotechnology, robotics, cognitive science, artificial
intelligence and information technology.

The rise of technologies is a result of present day innovations in the varied fields of technology.
Some of these technologies combine power to achieve the same goals. This is referred to as
converging technologies. Convergence is the process of combining separate technologies and
merging resources to be more interactive and user friendly. An example of this would be high
technology with telephony features as well as data productivity and video combined features. Today
technical innovations representing progressive developments are emerging to make use of
technology's competitive advantage. Through convergence of technologies, different fields combine
together to produce similar goals.

								
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