What Is Technology?


Technology is the study of tools and machines that enable people to solve real-world problems. These can be physical, such as a crowbar or a computer, or immaterial, such as computer software and business methods.

Technology Prioritizes Certain Routes and Ends, Neglecting Others

A piece of technology prioritizes some low-resistance path to achieve an end. That involves a lot of instrumentality, and the technologist has to make decisions about what to prioritize in the context of the particular problem they’re trying to solve.

The technology must efficiently route people’s finite energy and attention; that means it must deprioritize pathways and ends that are harder, less appealing or otherwise less efficient. In some cases, it even tries to eliminate routes and ends entirely; sometimes, it does so because it’s the only viable path left, or it’s the most desirable route or end.

Ultimately, the goal of technology is to make the world better. The process is often a slow, painstaking one that takes time and effort.

Increases profits

Technology increases profitability by eliminating waste and reducing uncertainty in business. It also makes tasks easier, faster, and more comfortable for customers.

Promotes individual learning

Technology encourages students to learn individually, which can be challenging in traditional classroom settings. It is also an opportunity for teachers to connect with their students in a new way.

Collaborates With Students from Around the World

Technology promotes collaboration in the classroom by enabling students to work with peers from different locations and classes. It also allows students to take part in group projects and activities.