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.

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