After having presented the major issues of philosophical relevance in technology and engineering that emerge in this way, we discuss the problems and challenges that technology poses for the society in which it is practiced in the third and final section.
I believe educational technology embodies all of these things and applaud how the AECT definition committee fittingly describe educational technology metaphorically as a sphere of activity” in which people interact with other people, data and things in pursuit of improved learning (AECT Definition and Terminology Committee document #MM4.0, 2004, p.14).
Whereas cultural approaches conceive of technology as a cultural phenomenon that influences our perception of the world, political approaches conceive of technology as a political phenomenon, i.e. as a phenomenon that is ruled by and embodies institutional power relations between people.
A Young, Growth company” which has a predictable revenue model, with measurable 3%-5% growth in revenue on a week over week basis that uses a new technology to transform how a problem is solved is the typical thing that people think of as a Tech Startup.