Today, technology is developing very fast around the world. This technological development (hardware and software) affects our life. There is a relationship among technology, society, culture, organization, machines, technical operation, and technical phenomenon. Educators should know this relationship because technology begins to affect teaching and learning facilities. For this reason educators are increasingly using technology in all aspects of their profession (e.g., creating curricula, classroom instruction, work assignments) This trend can be enhanced by educating the educator about cultural and cognitive aspects of technology and technikos, as well as the associated advantages and disadvantages related to educational and human development goals.
Technology in Everyday Life
Let’s consider some examples of how technology is integral to our daily lives. When you get up in the morning, you probably get out of a bed. The synthetic materials of the mattress upon which you were sleeping, and springs underneath, are both examples of technology. If it’s still early, you might turn on the light first. Both the light bulbs and the electrical systems that power them are also technology. Later, when you brush your teeth, the system that brings you water to the sink, the bathroom fan, the toothbrush – and the toilet, for that matter – are technology.
If you’re like many millions of people, you probably turn on the computer pretty quickly after waking. A computer is one of the most advanced pieces of technology we’ve ever come up with as humans, and the processes of making the computer’s parts are all also technology. It would be impossible to list every single example of technology in our daily lives. Whether it’s practical (like washing machines, tumble dryers, refrigerators, cars, flooring materials, windows, or door handles) or for leisure (like televisions, Blu-ray players, games consoles, reclining chairs, or toys), all these things are examples of technology.
Business and Industrial Technology
You won’t just find technology in the home. You’ll also find it in businesses, and especially in industry (also known as manufacturing). In fact, many of the advanced pieces of technology we have now started in industrial settings first! Washing machines and computers, for instance, were in businesses and industry long before they were in the average home. Even today, there are technologies in industry that aren’t part of most people’s daily lives. For example, cars are now constructed almost entirely by robots, but most people don’t have much more than a robot like a Roomba in their home. Who knows what the future may hold?
Even in industries where robots are not cost-effective, they still use automated systems with conveyor belts and gripping arms controlled by motors. When products are made on a large scale using these automatic systems, it’s called automated mass production. Using these technologies, both the physical ones and the processes or ways to do things, we are able to create a lot more of our products, and the products are much more precise.