Technology is the application of knowledge for achieving practical goals in a reproducible way. It includes both tangible tools (such as utensils and machines) and intangible ones such as software. Technology also refers to the underlying processes that make those tools work.
Technology makes our lives easier and more comfortable. We can do things that were impossible in the past in just a few seconds using today’s technology. It has revolutionized the world.
The main purpose of technology is to increase efficiency. It does this by eliminating the need for human intervention, increasing accuracy, and providing real time data and analytics through dashboards and reporting. In addition, it improves workflow and allows employees to concentrate on revenue generating activities that drive business growth.
In essence, the goal of technology is to bring the world closer to how one wishes it to be. This requires a different mindset than science, which focuses on necessity and universality, whereas technology relies on contingencies and specificity. Therefore, the technologist must actively deliberate about what kind of future he or she wishes to see.
Joseph Dunne argues that to “rescue technology from scholars who reduce it to instrumental reasoning, which views the choice of means as an optimisation exercise without any consideration for morality and autonomy”, we must consciously create and popularize a culture view of technology. He explains that this can be achieved by focusing on the positive aspects of technology, such as its ability to create new opportunities and expand business prospects.