Technology in Everyday Life
Technology is nothing but the combination of various human efforts in order to achieve a particular end. Today, the world has become so technologically advanced that man can do almost anything that was not even conceivable several years ago. Technology is therefore nothing but the complete collection of human minds, skills, techniques, and methods applied in the achievement of specific goals, for instance technological, scientific, political, or artistic development.
For instance, knowledge is not a mere abstract idea, but a knowledge that one has learned through his own experience, such as through his scientific and technological studies, say for instance in biology or chemistry. Likewise, to learn technological concepts, people have to learn and apply new ways of thinking and new techniques of doing things. Likewise, people have to learn about the laws of Newtonian physics or about international law through their studies. And as for the Scientific Revolution, it is an example of profound change in the culture and society as a whole, as people have to use new tools and ways of looking at the world around them.
However, learning technology is not merely about learning the new technologies themselves but also about applying these technologies in practical problems. Indeed, to learn technology is not just about acquiring knowledge, but also about applying this knowledge in practical problems. Science is an application, and technology is an application. People can acquire knowledge in science only by practicing it in practical problems and then sharing their findings with others, for instance in universities, in schools and colleges, and in various workshops and seminars. This is why people call this the hands-on learning of technology.