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The branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science. Technology is the application of scientific knowledge to the practical aims of human life or, as it is sometimes phrased, to the change and manipulation of the human environment. Estimates on the advent of artificial general intelligence vary, but half of machine learning experts surveyed in 2018 believe that AI will “accomplish every task better and more cheaply” than humans by 2063, and automate all human jobs by 2140. This expected technological unemployment has led to calls for increased emphasis on computer science education and debates about UBI.

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  • September 23, 2022 • From hippie culture to the first personal computers, Stewart Brand has been key to some of the most groundbreaking movements of the last century.
  • The world’s first dedicated research centre to create positive digital experiences for children was officially launched by the Federal Education Minister Jason Clare.
  • Satellite technology offers the opportunity, as never before, for continuous television coverage of major international events.
  • For the techniques of construction technology, see bridge; building construction; canals and inland waterways; dam; harbours and sea works; lighthouse; roads and highways; tunnels and underground excavations; environmental works.

Whether Internet technology is “making us stupid” is widely debated. Some argue the Internet is reprogramming our brains for the worse, as seen by diminishing IQ scores, and that new technologies and platforms like the Internet are harming attention spams, the ability to concentrate, and perform simple tasks. For more on the debate about whether the Internet is “making us stupid,” visit ProCon.org.

Computers were invented and later shifted from analog to digital in the Digital Revolution. Information technology, particularly optical fiber and optical amplifiers led to the birth of the Internet, which ushered in the Information Age. The Space Age began with the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957, and later the launch of crewed missions to the moon in the 1960s. Organized efforts to search for extraterrestrial intelligence have used radio telescopes to detect signs of technology use, or technosignatures, given off by alien civilizations. In medicine, new technologies were developed for diagnosis , treatment , and research . The Neolithic Revolution brought about an acceleration of technological innovation, and a consequent increase in social complexity.

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A system of universities developed and spread scientific ideas and practices, including Oxford and Cambridge. A bathtub virtually identical to modern ones was unearthed at the Palace of Knossos. Several Minoan private homes also had toilets, which could be flushed by pouring water down the drain. The ancient Romans had many public flush toilets, which emptied into an extensive sewage system.

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The Renaissance era produced many innovations, including the printing press . Technology became increasingly influenced by science, beginning a cycle of mutual advancement. Innovations continued through the Middle Ages with the introduction of silk production , the horse collar, and horseshoes. Simple machines were combined into more complicated tools, such as the wheelbarrow, windmills, and clocks.

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