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What is technology?
Humankind's way of reaching out into the world by using
knowledge and creativity to expand human potential and modify the environment.
Construction
Using materials, work, processes and equipment to build
structures on site.
Examples: Houses, schools, office buildings, barns, stadiums, etc.
Production
Changing raw materials into useful products.
Transportation
Moving people and goods from one location to another.
Communication
The sending and receiving of information.
What are the four areas of technology
Construction, production, transportation, and communication
What is the dark side of technology?
Some by-products of technology
include pollution, crime, overuse of natural resources, and many more.
What are the four modes of transportation?
Land, water, air, and space
Land
cars, trucks, buses, trains, etc.
Water
boats, jet skis, cruise ships, etc.
Air
airplanes, hot air balloons, gliders, helicopters, etc.
Space
rockets, satellites, space shuttle, etc.
What are the transportation systems?
Vehicles, guideways, signal devices, and stations/terminals
Vehicles
cars, planes, boats, etc.
Guideways
roads, rivers, train tracks, etc.
Signal Devices
stop lights, turn signals, bouys (in a river or lake), road signs, etc.
Stations/Terminals
train depots, ports, gas stations, airports, etc.
What are the two types of communication?
Graphic, Wave/Electronic
Graphic
drawings, pictures, graphs, photographs, written words. This type of
communication does not disappear in delivery.
Wave/Electronic
Radio, television, telephone, computer systems. This type of
communication travels in waves. It disappears in transit, it travels through the air
or in electronic lines (wires, cables, fiber optics, etc.).
Communication systems
ways in which people use technology to
communicate. One must consider where the message originates and
who/what uses the information.
People to people
Talking, television shows, radio broadcast, emails, etc.
People to machine
Computer programming, setting a thermostat, etc.
Machine to people
Gas gauge, thermostat, speedometer, clock, etc.
Machine to machine
computer operated robots, thermostat tells furnace or air
conditioner to turn on, etc.
Communication process
Encoding, transmitting, recieving, decoding, storage
Encoding
Turning the message into a code, usually a language such as
English, sign language, Morse code, etc.
Transmitting
Sending the message, maybe through a phone, computer, radio,
printed materials, etc.
Recieving
If the message is not received, communication has not taken place.
Once the intended audience has the message, it has been received.
Decoding
Turning the message into useful information. Changing dots and
dashes into letters and words, in the case of Morse code.
Storage
a way to save the message for later use. Computer hard drive, file
cabinet, etc.