The Growth of Technology in Society

Examples of technology include computer programs, cell phones, microwaves, the Internet and television. The Internet and computer technology is one example of the use of technology in our everyday lives. The Internet and computer technology allows people to communicate with each other through electronic mail and even by typing information into a computer and sending it to another computer. The Internet and computer technology also allows people to find and visit websites that are tailored to their individual interests.


Examples of things like engineering and scientific knowledge – The foundation of the modern scientific knowledge is the accumulation and interpretation of observational and experimental data. Examples of scientific knowledge include quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and Einstein’s theory of relativity. Modern engineering, on the other hand, is concerned with things like design, material flow, motion and structure. Examples of technological innovations include the telephone, radio, television, steamboat and turbine engines. All these things were considered technologies sometime in the past.

Examples of things such as art, literature and music – Art and literature are considered to be one of the most important parts of human life. It helps us to express ourselves and showcase our unique creativity. Examples of technological innovations include the printing press, the camera, the radio, typewriter, computer and the Internet. Music is played across the globe by the hundreds of billion of human voices. Examples of technological innovations in music include the piano, the guitar and the organ.

Examples of technological innovations in the technological sphere are increasing everyday. Examples include the application of the GPS system to navigation, automobile mapping and aerial photography; satellite communications that have increased our ability to observe changing patterns of the Earth’s weather patterns; the development of medical diagnostic equipment that helps diagnose disease and can save lives. Other technological innovations are in the realm of science. One example is the development of the solar-powered aircraft, which has helped to reduce fuel consumption. Similarly, scientific knowledge that is used by scientists to plan for future action can also help to cut costs and cut back on greenhouse gases.

In a society where everything has to be done quickly, intelligently and efficiently, technological change has often been met with resistance and some ridicule. Technology has been criticized by religious thinkers who question its ability to replace religion with technological truths. Some cultures have put particular strains of technology firmly into their history and culture. In countries such as Japan, China and India, particular aspects of technological innovation are suppressed or banned, and many scholars argue that this prevents progress. Examples of such countries are Iran, North Korea and Pakistan. The Chinese and Indians, however, acknowledge the contributions technology has made to their societies.

There are two major trends regarding the use of technology in society. One trend is toward the liberalization of technology. As information technology becomes more widely used, it tends to influence more aspects of public and private life. A second trend is toward increasing reliance on technological goods and services. Increasing reliance on technology has been accompanied by an increase in technological goods and services.