The influence of technology and science on our lives: Definition of terms

The creation and use of thecnical means and their interrelation with life, society and the environment is known as technology. For me this is how we enrich our lives and moving forward with technology hand-in-hand. The way in which we form part of a group and legacy.

‘Scientia’ is Latin for science and it means knowledge. We can only attain knowledge through study and practice. Science can only occur through observation, identification, description, experimental investigation and theoretical explanation of phenomenon. This is a continuing effort to discover and increase human knowledge. People are curious beings and always want to discover new and advance ways of making our lives more easier/durable.

The two types of reflexivity are: Personal & Epistemological. A person’s values, beliefs, acquaintances and interests influence his/her research/work. Basically it is an attitude of attending systematically to the context of knowledge construction.

The foundation of knowledge and the implications of any findings are attempted to be identified through epistemological.

This concept has much to do with technology. It is the world that we live in today and particularly the way in which we view, approach and understand the technology-driven & technology-centered society. Technicism is one of the driving forces for change in society and is a way of approaching the world that places its confidence in technology


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