Technology has linked its way into just about every facet of human lifestyles. Project Socrates concluded that technology exploitation is the foundation of all competitive advantage and that declining US competitiveness was from decision-making in the private and public sectors switching from technology exploitation (technology-based planning) to money exploitation (economic-based planning) at the end of World War II.
Second, technology is the set of means (tools, devices, systems, methods, procedures) created by the technological process. An example of technology is the Internet which has made up-to-date information available to anyone with access in a matter of moments and provides real time information about events around the world. People can communicate with each other on the move, and there are no limitations anymore to the benefits of information technology.
Defining a system is a little bit tricky for me as I have certainly abstracted it to a high degree in my every day thinking simply because of my background in computer science and habitually conceptualizing, designing, and developing new software systems on a daily basis.
Almost all businesses are dependent on technology on all levels from research and development, production and all the way to delivery. Other specializations may concern subject matters (e.g. science or language teaching) or approaches (direct instruction vs. project-oriented learning for example). This adult gorilla uses a branch as a walking stick to gauge the water’s depth, an example of technology usage by non-human primates.
Some of the most poignant criticisms of technology are found in what are now considered to be dystopian literary classics, for example Aldous Huxley ‘s Brave New World and other writings, Anthony Burgess ‘s A Clockwork Orange , and George Orwell ‘s Nineteen Eighty-Four And, in Faust by Goethe , Faust’s selling his soul to the devil in return for power over the physical world, is also often interpreted as a metaphor for the adoption of industrial technology.