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Technology according to Wikipedia is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, methods of organization, in order to solve a problem, improve a pre-existing solution to a problem, achieve a goal or perform a specific function. Technologies significantly affect humans as well as other animal species' ability to control and adapt to their natural environments. The word technology comes from Greek (technología); from (téchnē), meaning "art, skill, craft", and (logia), meaning "study of-". The term can either be applied generally or to specific areas: examples include construction technology, medical technology, and information technology.
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Technology has affected society and its surroundings in a number of ways. In many societies, technology has helped develop more advanced economies and has allowed the rise of a leisure class. Many technological processes produce unwanted by-products, known as pollution, and deplete natural resources, to the detriment of the Earth and its environment. Various implementations of technology influence the values of a society and new technology often raises new ethical questions. Examples include the rise of the notion of efficiency in terms of human productivity, a term originally applied only to machines, and the challenge of traditional norms.
The following you-tube film compares the internet with a child's brain and speaks on the wonder of such a technology but also of our need to be careful in our exposure and use of such technology. It is very thought provoking and well worth watching, I encourage everyone to take a few minutes and watch it. Directed by @tiffanyshlain Please share this film far and wide! Info at:http://www.letitripple.org