How Technology Changed Our Lives
Society and technology: partners to change our lives
Ancient and modern human civilizations have benefited from the way technology has changed our lives, and this has been hampered by technological innovation, inventions, and engineering
applications used in societies to perform specific tasks. Technological innovation became necessary for societies to flourish and develop, while, at the same time, the culture, ideals, and aspirations of human societies have shaped the way these civilizations created, benefited from the technology and were discouraged. Since technological systems are invented by people and reflect the very essence of people’s needs and cultures, human societies / civilizations and their technologies have become inseparable from each other.
The cyclical nature of society and technology is such that each factor strongly influences the opposite, from human societies to the emergence of various technologies to meet the needs of society. These technologies change the way societies behave and function, which also influences and develops their economies, perhaps causing a greater need for new technologies, leading to a cycle.
This interdependent relationship of co-influence and co-production has existed from the very beginning of history, giving rise to the coevolution of the two main types of these synergistic relationships, depending on the type of society in question:
Agricultural cycles: Agricultural societies maintained a cycle of seasons and, therefore, would have a cyclical agricultural concept of social evolution that supports agricultural technology. Since the technology of a society also helps develop the economy of a society, agricultural societies, technologies and their economies have become intertwined.
Progressive – Although also cyclical, the explosion of technology before and after the economic revolution resulted in societies advancing social progress (through technology) along a path that was not necessarily associated with agriculture , which resulted in an additional diversity of economies and, therefore, to development. recent social innovations such as an interconnected world (eg the Internet) and globalization.
Not a single technology, not even one that failed, has had zero impact on human society. Since “necessity is the foundation of invention”, all invented technology was made to satisfy the needs of society and, therefore, innately linked to the culture and behavior of its population. Once developed, any problem solvable by technology changes the behavior and operations of society, which can result in new problems, different economic structures, or new lifestyles, which may then disappear due to even greater technological innovation.
On a macro scale, society can simply use technology to survive and prosper, or it can help society develop and achieve higher levels of global progress, creating higher levels of social efficiency. At the same time, at the microscale, technological developments can even change human behavior to change human adaptation mechanisms and thus influence the evolution of the organism. These evolutions have gone even before social languages (that is, words that refer to technologies developed in a given society) developed in certain civilizations.
What is technology?
Technology is any application designed or built using applied science / mathematics to unravel obstacles in society. it will be agricultural technology, as in the case of ancient civilizations, or computer technology in recent times. Technology can include ancient technologies such as a calculator, compass, calendar, battery, boats, or cars, or modern technologies such as computers, robots, tablets, printers, and faxes. Long-term technologies include cutting-edge Blockchain technologies, smart cities, more advanced smart devices, quantum computers, quantum encryption, and advanced artificial intelligence.
What is society?
Society includes any organized group of people living together in a community, often including some form of government / governance, along with laws, roles, and economics. In the past, the latter often included an agricultural economy along with imports and exports, while such societies often had military and academic centers and became developed kingdoms and even empires with vassal states. Often, the technologically advanced states became great empires that ruled other societies / kingdoms.
The history of technology and society in the change of our lives.
Throughout history, all civilizations, societies, kingdoms, and empires have risen, risen, and fallen, led by technology. In Mesopotamia, the traditional so-called “cradle of civilization”, the traditional Sumerians invented most of the basic elements (technologies) that are still used today, including ships, wheels, irrigation systems, metallurgy and one of the most important scriptures. ancient. … Technology affects all parts of society, kingdom or empire and is based on the available mathematics and science of society, influencing all aspects of civilization, including:
Time / Calendars
bookkeeping, accounting, record keeping