technology

  

Definition

The purposeful application of information in the design, production, and utilization of goods and services, and in the organization of human activities.

Technology is generally divided into five categories

  1. Tangible: blueprints, models, operating manuals, prototypes.
  2. Intangible: consultancy, problem-solving, and training methods.
  3. High: entirely or almost entirely automated and intelligent technology that manipulates ever finer matter and ever powerful forces.
  4. Intermediate: semiautomated partially intelligent technology that manipulates refined matter and medium level forces.
  5. Low: labor-intensive technology that manipulates only coarse or gross matter and weaker forces.

Use technology in a sentence

  • I create marketing campaigns for cell phone companies, so It is crucial that I am knowledgeable about all of the latest technology, as well as possible future technology.

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  • With the passage of time technology has become very vital to human beings, it has gotten to the point that most people fall asleep with their phone or tablet next to them.

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  • There have been so many advances in technology over the last ten years, it's almost hard to keep up with all the changes.

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Notable Quotes

  • Bootstrapping
    "Bootstrapping sounds great in principle, but this apparently verdant territory is one from which few startups emerge alive. The mere fact that bootstrapped startups tend to be famous on that account should set off alarm bells. If it worked so well, it would be the norm. Bootstrapping may get easier, because starting a company is getting cheaper. But I don't think we'll ever reach the point where most startups can do without outside funding. Technology tends to get dramatically cheaper, but living expenses don't."
    - Paul Graham
  • Parenting and Technology
    "If I could embed a locator chip in my child right now, I know I would do that. Some people call that Big Brother; I call it being a father. (Scott McNealy was the CEO of Sun Microsystems)"
    - Scott McNealy

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