The Thechnology Challenge

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The Thechnology Challenge by Mind Map: The Thechnology Challenge

1. Sustainability

1.1. Living within carrying the capacity of the planet

1.1.1. Reduce population growth

1.1.2. Reduce consumption of resources

2. Technology

2.1. Problem-solving process

2.1.1. Technological Optimism

2.1.2. Technological Pessimism

2.2. Defined in different ways

2.2.1. As objects

2.2.2. As knowledge

2.2.3. As activities

2.2.4. As process

2.2.5. As social technical system

2.3. The combination of science and engineering to produce artifacts

2.4. Technological waves

2.4.1. 1rst - Farming replace hunting-gathering

2.4.2. 2nd - Industrial society

2.4.3. 3rd - Information age

3. Science

3.1. Scientific mehtod

3.2. Laws and principles universally applicable

3.3. Sustainability science

3.3.1. Ecosystem resilience

3.3.2. Industrial ecology

3.3.3. Earth system complexity

3.3.4. Yield-enchancy land saving agriculture

3.3.5. Nature society interactions

3.3.6. Renewable energy systems

3.3.7. Biomimicry

4. Engineering

4.1. Applications of these laws and principles

5. Sustainable Technology

5.1. Beneficial to people and the environmental

5.1.1. Alternative Technology

5.1.1.1. Relatively benign

5.1.2. Appropiate technology

5.1.2.1. Considers its ethical, cultural, social and economic aspects