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A steam turbine with the case opened. Such turbines produce most of the electricity used today. Electricity consumption and living standards are highly correlated. Electrification is believed to be the most important engineering achievement of the 20th century. The simplest form of technology is the development and use of basic tools.
Philosophical debates have arisen over the use of technology, with disagreements over whether technology improves the human condition or worsens it. The use of the term “technology” has changed significantly over the last 200 years. The term “technology” rose to prominence in the 20th century in connection with the Second Industrial Revolution. In 1937, the American sociologist Read Bain wrote that “technology includes all tools, machines, utensils, weapons, instruments, housing, clothing, communicating and transporting devices and the skills by which we produce and use them. Bain’s definition remains common among scholars today, especially social scientists.
Dictionaries and scholars have offered a variety of definitions. The Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary offers a definition of the term: “the use of science in industry, engineering, etc. Technology can be most broadly defined as the entities, both material and immaterial, created by the application of mental and physical effort in order to achieve some value. In this usage, technology refers to tools and machines that may be used to solve real-world problems. The word “technology” can also be used to refer to a collection of techniques.
What they don’t say is that almost all this video is also available in a more modern format, and entire industries have arisen to support and develop succeeding generations of increasingly more complex tools. So everybody has lost and no one has won. An increasing number of workers are losing their jobs.
When combined with another term, such as “medical technology” or “space technology,” it refers to the state of the respective field’s knowledge and tools. Technology can be viewed as an activity that forms or changes culture. Additionally, technology is the application of math, science, and the arts for the benefit of life as it is known.