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                                            By: Gloria Akins

Technology , from the greek words for “craft”
(techne / τέχνη) + "word" (logos / λογος),
describes a wide range of subjects, all
concerned with the achieving of a goal with the
help of tools. Technology is the 'science of
tools'. It is used to describe the use of a stick by
a monkey to fish for delicious termites in a
termite hive as well as to describe the latest
tools used to build, prepare and send a
spaceship on its journey. As soon something
else than the body is used to achieve a goal, it
is called technology. Animals are using
technology on a very basic level, often making
up for their lack of opposing thumbs with it. But
the standard of technology is also used to

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determine the classification of a human
civilization, i.e. Bronze Age means the age
when human started to use tools made from

Technology always carries the problem of
'responsible use' with it. A gun can be used to
kill an animal and to provide much needed food
or to kill an enemy to get to his food resources.
Information and data collected via the internet
can be used to manipulate peoples behavior on
the internet, for example by displaying targeted
ads to web site visitors.

The more technology has evolved, the smaller,
up to invisible, have the tools become.
Nanotechnology is now used to send mini tools
into human bodies to heal defects and
diseases. Or to cause them, if used in warfare.
The development of technology to a higher
level distinguishes us from animals, but is also
         Technology        Technology
the testing stone for our responsibility for other
beings and the world around us.

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