Technology!

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Technology! by Mind Map: Technology!

1. What i thought in the past.

1.1. My definition of technology before starting this course was that technology is the tools that helped us become more efficient, grow as a species and make our lives easier.

1.1.1. Vehicles

1.1.1.1. Used to transport people, products, services, and used for our entertainment.

1.1.2. Computers

1.1.2.1. Allowing us to do anything from complex equations in the worlds largest super computers to playing video games.

1.1.3. The Internet

1.1.3.1. Connecting people around the world in an huge connection of communication and information.

1.1.4. Energy

1.1.4.1. Powering everything from the lights in our house to the engines in our cars.

1.1.5. And many more!

2. References

2.1. Defining "Technology". (2017, July 05). Retrieved from https://techliberation.com/2014/04/29/defining-technology/

2.2. Gross, D. (2011, February 03). The internet has (kind of) run out of space. Retrieved from http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/web/02/03/internet.addresses.gone/index.html

2.3. Halvorson, B. (2019, April 24). Tesla Model S and X get big range boost, and Standard Range versions return. Retrieved from https://www2.greencarreports.com/news/1122757_tesla-model-s-and-x-get-big-range-boost-and-standard-range-versions-return

2.4. Nield, D., & Nield, D. (2018, August 28). The Stress-Free Guide to Upgrading to a New Computer. Retrieved from https://gizmodo.com/the-stress-free-guide-to-upgrading-to-a-new-computer-1828571614

2.5. Parletta, N. (2019, April 24). New Thermal Battery Could Be A 'Game Changer' For Storing Renewable Energy. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/natalieparletta/2019/04/03/new-thermal-battery-could-be-a-game-changer-for-storing-renewable-energy/#7c18b6314f95

2.6. Productive, K. (2017, July 21). MindMeister: Full Review | Mind-mapping tool. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7boXHA5t2cA&t=1s

3. What i have learned.

3.1. As said in "What is Technology" on slate; Technology is very difficult to define.

3.1.1. Merriam-Webster Dictionary: "The practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area; (b): a capability given by the practical application of knowledge." (Thierer, 2014)

3.1.2. Oxford Dictionary: "The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, especially in industry." (Thierer, 2014)

3.1.3. Thomas P. Hughes: “a creativity process involving human ingenuity.” (Thierer, 2014)

3.1.4. Kevin Kelly tells technology's epic story

4. So many people have many different definitions of technology.

5. Creativity

5.1. I saw the example that was posted onto slate about someone using a website called "mindmeister" for their discussion, so i thought this would be a good way to learn how to make a discussion more creative then just a blog.

5.1.1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7boXHA5t2cA&t=1s

6. Conclusion

6.1. After reading a few websites and the information given on slate, i find my personal definition of technology not very different from what i read.