Sunday, December 4, 2011


What do you understand by technology?

Many definitions ?- means different thing to different people

Epistemologically which knowledge comes first, how it began ? science, mathematics or technology? (discuss)

Science - study of nature and fenomena, how the world/universe works (satisfying people's curiosity)
Mathematics - study of numbers, shapes, patterns and relations (as a language of science)
Technology - study how to solve practical problems and serves human needs

In the broadest sense, technology extends our abilities to change the world around us : to cut, shape, or put together materials; to move things from one place to another, to reach farther with our hands, voices, and senses.

We invent technologies to change the world to suit us better which may relate to survival needs such as food, shelter, defence etc.

Developments in science and mathematics often stimulate innovations in technology by offering new kinds methods to be solved (discuss examples).

In particular, the progress of science and mathematics ( intensity of discoveries of scientific and mathematical ideas) has contributed to advancement of technologies (agriculture, manufacturing, medical,transportation, construction, ICT etc - technological inventions) for thousands of years and still continues to do so.

Any invention is likely to lead to other inventions. Discuss.