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Science and technology is a topic that encompasses science, technology, and the interactions between the two. Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of explanations and predictions about nature and the universe. Technology is the collection of techniques, methods or processes used in the production of goods or services or in the accomplishment of objectives, such as scientific investigation, or any other consumer demands.
Science may drive technological development, by generating demand for new instruments to address a scientific question, or by illustrating technical possibilities previously unconsidered. In turn, technology may drive scientific investigation, by creating demand for technological improvements that can only be produced through research, and by raising questions about the underlying principles that a new technology relies on.
For the majority of human history, technological improvements were achieved by chance, trial and error, or spontaneous inspiration. When the modern scientific enterprise matured in the Enlightenment, it primarily concerned itself with basic questions of nature. Research and development directed towards immediate technical application is a relatively recent occurrence, arising with the Industrial Revolution and becoming commonplace in the 20th century.
As academic fields, science and technology are often grouped with engineering and mathematics, as the STEM fields.
The history of science and technology examines how humanity's understanding of science and technology have changed over the centuries.
Science and technology are often analyzed together with society, in terms of their mutual interactions.
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Science, Technology and Us
Science is an important part of our every day lives. We wake up each morning because we hear the ringing of our alarm clocks and turn on our faucets to wash our faces with warm water. We turn on the lights in our rooms to see our clothes and get dressed and we put our breakfast in the toaster and sip coffee from our mugs. All these things we do in the short time we are rushing to get ready for work or school, are due to the advancement of science and technology.
Growing up, I was always around somewhat up to date technological appliances, as my grandfather was very keen on always having what's new and exciting at the time. That idea also followed me in my own home, where my parents had computers and…show more content…
Whether we decide to use it, or not is entirely up to us, but blaming technology and science for our societal problems is not the answer. I believe that parents should put in an extra effort to learn about the new technological advancements of the day because not only does that allow them to be better informed, but it is a great tool for parenting. So much negativity about computers and its effects on people, particularly children, causes adults to stay out of the "loop". Bishop also mentions in his article that people fear things they do not know. When the majority of people do not understand more than half the things they need to know about computers, it is difficult for them, that is when they start fearing these things that are ultimately foreign to them.
Science and technology offer a great deal to us, and it would be difficult to imagine any life, which would not be connected to science and technology in any way. Even the cars we drive are direct outcomes of science and technology. We depend on many things to go about our daily lives, and if it weren't for science and technology, we would be lost. Sometimes if you look at people around you who are not as interested or knowledgeable about technology, you can't help to wonder how they do the many things I use technology for. While living in a third world country for 3 months last