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History of technology, it is the history of how humans developed various tools and techniques. It is strongly related with history of humanity since humans are invented almost every invention let it be a tool, technology or foundation of some natural resources. Before continuing to history of technology, it is important to understand what technology actually is. Technology refers to set of multiple methods in order t perform a particular task. It can be as simple as a language or stone tool and also as complex as genetic engineering and information technology emerging since late 80s.
Technology enables to acquire new knowledge that is applied to emerge and create new things. In one way or other, it also helps in many scientific endeavors helped mankind to reach / travel to places that were considered impossible to reach once. It also involves the study of nature with superb details which could be never possible without the use of multiple scientific instruments.
History of technology is strongly related with history of science since almost every technology is evolved through various applications of science. It also possesses bonds with economic history since resources are involved in almost any technology. In technology, resources are used to produce improved resources that can be technological artifacts being used in daily life.
Present society leaves great influence on technology. It affects the technology and also gets affected in return. Technological change is considered a force that ensures growth in economy and triggers development of power in terms of economy, politics and military as well.
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