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A Presentation by Muhammed Azharudeen

Technology ‡ the usage and knowledge of tools. techniques. . crafts. systems or methods of organization in order to solve a problem or create an artistic perspective.

.K. I.Definition "Technology comprises all that bewilderingly varied body of knowledge and devices by which man progressively masters his natural environment. 3 ..T." . Derry and T. Williams. A Short History of Technology.

Purpose of Technology ‡ human welfare ‡ to make life easier ‡ to acquire new knowledge .

History ‡ the human species' use of technology began with the conversion of natural resources into simple tools ‡ the pre-historical discovery of the ability to control fire increased the available sources of food ‡ the invention of the wheel helped humans in traveling in and controlling their environment .

transportation. manufacturing. and technology had a profound effect on the socioeconomic and cultural conditions of the times. . mining.The Industrial Revolution ‡ the Industrial Revolution was built on rapid advances in technology ‡ period from the 18th to the 19th century where major changes in agriculture.

iron making ‡ Transfer of knowledge ‡ Social effects .factories and urbanization .organization of labour .Effects of IR ‡ Innovations .standard of living .textiles .steam power .

Technology ± a boon or a bane In many ways. ‡ The rise of a leisure class ‡ A more informed society ‡ Sets the stage for more complex learning tasks ‡ Increases multi-tasking ‡ Global networking ‡ Creates denser social circles ‡ Cheaper prices ‡ Greater specialization in jobs . technology simplifies life.

such as the first generation of nuclear reactors . ‡ Pollution is a serious problem in a technologically advanced society ‡ The increase in transportation technology has brought congestion in some areas ‡ New forms of danger existing as a consequence of new forms of technology. technology complicates life.In other ways.

‡ New forms of entertainment. ‡ Structural unemployment ‡ Anthropogenic climate change . such as video games and internet access could have possible social effects on areas such as academic performance ‡ Increased probability of some diseases and disorders. such as obesity ‡ Social separation of singular human interaction. Technology has increased the need to talk to more people faster.

methods of manufacturing. samples of manufacturing and facilities among governments and other institutions ‡ to ensure that scientific and technological developments are accessible to a wider range of users who can then further develop and exploit the technology into new products. processes. .Technology Transfer ‡ sharing of skills. technologies. materials or services. knowledge. applications.

Information Age ‡ Computer Age or Information Era. . is an idea that the current age will be characterized by the ability of individuals to transfer information freely. and ‡ to have instant access to knowledge that would have been difficult or impossible to find previously.

engineering computer hardware. as well as management and administration of entire systems. storage and dissemination of vocal. pictorial. processing.Information Technology ‡ "the acquisition. . networking. textual and numerical information by a microelectronics-based combination of computing and telecommunications". database and software design. ‡ IT professionals perform data management.

Computing Power: Moore¶s law still holds good and expected to be valid for some more time.Latest Technology Trends Livescience. ‡ ‡ ‡ The Hydrogen Economy: Expected to replace oil economy. Therapeutic Cloning: Cancerous or damaged organs could be replaced by new. disease-free clones of themselves.com listed out the following ten future technologies that are potential to change the living. .

you might select a replacement model online. download its design file and make a true 3-D replacement on your home printer. ‡ Better. space and vehicles.‡ Desktop 3-D Printing: When your favorite gadget of the future breaks. . Cheaper Solar Cells: The cost of photo voltaic cells will come down drastically and solar power expected to wide spread in use in house hold usage. ‡ Location-Based Computing: Location based services will evolve that could bridge real and virtual worlds seamlessly.

‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Mobile Robots: Why drive to the deli to pick up your order when you can just send your robot car? Pervasive Wireless Internet: WiMAX. all point to a pervasive wireless Internet. all the time. Digital Libraries: The time will come when any straightforward factual question can be answered immediately. where being on-line everywhere. will be routine. online. etc. 4G. 3G. Gene Therapy and Stem Cells: scientists are working to change the genes causing inherited diseases and trick defective cells into growing correctly.. .

net ‡ www.techpark.org .References ‡ www.wikipedia.iprsonline.org ‡ www.