From Wikipedia, technology is the usage and knowledge of tools, techniques, crafts, systems or methods of organization in order to solve a problem or create an artistic perspective. The term can either be applied generally or to specific areas: examples include construction technology, medical technology, information technology, or high technology.
Dictionary.com defines technology as 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.
While wordiq.com defines technology as the development application of tools, machines, materials and processes that help to solve human problems, the definition of technology from businessdictionary.com is the purposeful application of information in the design, production, and utilization of goods and services, and in the organization of human activities.
There are many definitions of technology in the world. Simple definition for technology is the knowledge or techniques that make some creation to help humans to do their activities. Technology is broad; it simply affects every aspects of our life. For example, in communication we used to use telegram but nowadays new gadgets like BlackBerry or iPhone can be found easily in the market. It helps people to communicate with others anytime and anywhere.
Imagine our life without technology development! It would be boring and wasting time. Take a look at the internet. We used to read many books and newspaper to get the newest news, but now we have Google, Twitter or even Facebook. Let’s think how our life would be if Google does not exist, I think all my paper and final projects will take my life time to finish. Internet definitely helps us to get news and to expand our knowledge. Technology is something that people create to use to alter their lifestyle or their surroundings.
But just like a coin, technology also has the bad side. Nowadays, children need strict supervision from their parents since they can access some information which is unsuitable for their age. People used to buy newspaper to know the headlines of the day but now they just need some ‘clicks’ to get the information and for free. Newspaper’s business is declining rapidly.
There are many bad effects from technology but we gain more benefits from it. We still need technology to simplify our life. But one thing to remember is to use the technology wisely. Minimize the bad side but maximize the benefits from it. We do not know what the newest technology will be, maybe we can transport to other dimension just like the movie Star Trek does. Well, anything starts from a dream, does not it? :p