What Is The Evolution Of Technology In Chapter Summary

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In chapter one Nye, describes how technology can be defined in many different ways. He began to explain the evolution of technology. How it was once believed that only humans could create tools that were useful and considered them as technological. When Jan Goodall observed a chimpanzee peel a twig and put in in a termite hill, pulled it out covered in termite. He not only created a tool but also used thought process to create it. This in turn rules out the theory that humans are the only tool makers. Technology could also be defined as a necessity but it doesn’t serve the purpose to merely provide food and shelter. As humans we include various things in our definition on necessities. When a tool is designed we find different ways of using it. He then describes a situation where a car is locked and the keys are inside, there are different out comes and solutions to the problem. For example calling a locksmith, breaking a window or by simply improvising a tool such as a twisted coat hanger and inserting it in the window to pull …show more content…
Reading and writing came along to solve the issue. It would also change the way story telling would take place. It would no longer be by word of mouth thus changing the human behavior for the better. Each social group uses the tools they need or have to provide shelter, food, entertainment and protection. Different groups demonstrated to know more about one particular area of technology than others. It is now believed that technology comes first and then theory follows along. He also explains how technology is defined as masculine and how women were not able to attend technical universities-level institutes. How women were excluded from the engineering education. They were only able to obtain technical positions in factories, hospital and

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