The definition of technology is science or knowledge put into practical use to solve problems or invent useful tools. Theories of technology often attempt to predict the future of technology based on the high technology and science of the time. Rogue IT is the use of unsanctioned information technology resources within an organization. We will define technology as the knowledge of the manipulation of nature for human purposes.
Although the notion of an operational principle—a term that seems to originate with Polanyi (1958)—is central to engineering design, no single clear-cut definition of it seems to exist. The technology of the bicycle was warned to be harmful to women because some doctors claimed it was harm their reproductive system and it promoted immodesty due women having to wear shorter skirts to ride.
The causality condition is often difficult to meet as well due to the long chain from research and development of a technology till its use and the many people involved in this chain. Technology is dynamic; it keeps on improving because even our needs and demands for technology keep on changing.
As a matter of principle, the transfer of genes from commonly allergenic organisms to non-allergic organisms is discouraged unless it can be demonstrated that the protein product of the transferred gene is not allergenic. Each of these has separate science streams which again comprise of sub streams and divisions when it comes to specific aspect of the human health.
Chapter six begins with a provoking question, Does mastery of technology ensure abundance?” Nye points out that Western technologies have been used to create abundance, but at a high environmental cost” (Nye, 2007, p.98). He relates ways that the progress in technology has caused some people to have very boring repetitive work.