What Is Technology?
About technology we hear almost daily. Unlike the concept of science, technology seems to be closer to us, because we recognize that we live immersed in it permanently.
We even see it in new spaces that we have to go through, speeding up processes and shortening times. And we also hear she is blame for the distance people, their depersonalization and undesirable effects on life and the environment.
Anyway, we know many uses of it: cure but also kills, educates but also impoverishes thought, expedites or complicate our lives, zooms people .It seems that there are positions and
Technophobic between which we debate, while we live with her.is not new, because there is technology from the moment the first hominid took a piece of wood between his hands, and used it to defend his children from the beasts or to kill a neighbor to keep his resources. That piece of wood was already technology.
Definition Of Technology
Technology” comes from the Greek and means art, trade or skill. Therefore, technology is not a process, an ability to transform or combine something that already exists to build something new or give it another function. And that capacity for transformation can be intuitive or a knowledge that comes directly from the field of science.
It is precisely our closeness to technology that makes it suspicious:
We do not stop to think why technology is the way it is, why it does what it does and the way it does it.
Just as we saw that science made by human beings with not always humanitarian or ethical interests, it also inherits some of its characteristics from science.
Just as science depends on an ideology, it also does:
It is not innocent and its creation exists and its possibilities of use are to other objectives.
Beyond its immediate practical purposes that we employ.
Ethical Dimension Of Technology
This ideological dimension of technology was identified and discuss since the 19th century.
Especially when it developments derived from research were project to the industry. Still, hurt citizen is an example of this.
Although science and it contributed to the economic and medical growth of the population, their benefits were not distribute equitably. In the twentieth century this crisis deepened, when advances in physics were appropriate by military technology.
The same it that could discover new spatial frontiers and cure diseases, could kill en masse, as were the cases. At the beginning of the 21st century, the discussion added new cases such as positive and negative uses for people’s lives and caring for the environment.
These cases call us to reflect on a no lesser aspect of the uses of it :
Its ethical dimension. already in the 60s, faced this issue as an unavoidable aspect of technology.
Published for the first time in 1974, focuses on one of the most pressing challenges.
In the history of science and technology in developing countries. Which is the definition of style of it production.
We suggest that you read a fragment of his production to continue discussing in study Program on Latin American Thought in Science, Technology and Development Buenos Aires: Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation and Editions of the National Library. 2013 reissue.
Technologies are often relate with everyday electronic devices that, make us less human and more insensitive to social context. Hitherto technologies do what we ask them to do, and in that sense they obey us.
In such a way that we can think that we humans are the ones who dehumanize.
Blaming technologies for their permanent as if we did not have freedom of choice. We invite you to see the following that deepens this problem.
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