Technological University of the Shannon
On the somewhat pessimistic side are certain philosophers like the Herbert Marcuse and John Zerzan, who believe that technological societies are inherently flawed a priori. They suggest that the result of such a society is to become evermore technological at the cost of freedom and psychological health . According to archaeologists, the wheel was invented around 4000 B.C.E. The wheel was likely independently invented in Mesopotamia (in present-day Iraq) as well. There is also evidence from the same period of time that wheels were used for the production of pottery. Most of the women were casual workers working, typically, with low capital investment in tools and technology. I think there are encouraging developments in technology that are permitting developed countries to ‘do more with less’, and increasing incentives to do so.
- Company profits have doubled since the introduction of new technology.
- This includes computers, washing machines, dryers, MP3 players, car radios, televisions—anything you plug into the wall outlet.
- The Upper Paleolithic, beginning approximately 40,000 years ago, saw the introduction of pressure flaking, where a wood, bone, or antler punch could be used to shape a stone very finely.
- Since the distinction between Technik and Technologie is absent in English, both were translated as technology.
The term was previously uncommon in English and mostly referred to the academic discipline, as in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is predated in use by the Ancient Greek τέχνη, used to mean ‘knowledge of how to make things’, which encompassed activities like architecture.
The Space Age began with the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, and later the launch of crewed missions to the moon in the 1960s. Organized efforts to search for extraterrestrial intelligence have used radio telescopes to detect signs of technology use, or technosignatures, given off by alien civilizations. In medicine, new technologies were developed for diagnosis , treatment , and research .
The first known use of technology was
Building structures became easier as technology advanced, which lead to some of the most impressive structures ever built by humans, including Stonehenge and the Egyptian Pyramids. More technology meant more solutions, which meant bigger cities, more trade, and the expansion of civilization. Industrial and manufacturing technologies is the application of scientific principles to make the production of objects faster, safer, and more efficient.
The discovery of fire was described by Charles Darwin as “possibly the greatest ever made by man.” Archeological, dietary, and social evidence point to “continuous fire-use” at least 1.5 Mya. Fire, fueled with wood and charcoal, allowed early humans to cook their food to increase its digestibility, improving its nutrient value and broadening the number of foods that could be eaten. The cooking hypothesis proposes that the ability to cook promoted an increase in hominid brain size, though some researchers find the evidence inconclusive. Archeological evidence of hearths was dated to 790 kya; researchers believe this is likely to have intensified human socialization and may have contributed to the emergence of language. At AUT we know that an influential lecturer or a memorable educational experience can open up new possibilities.