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Efficient/Effective: By its definition is NEITHER GOOD nor BAD.
May 04, 2013 Taylor V
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My opinions on "technology":
Technology, much like the concept of "loyalty" is neither inherently good or bad. It is all about its context and perspective: what is it used for and why? Just like how you can be loyal to an unethical and immoral cause, technology can (and usually does) solve many problems, but can also create secondary "side effects."

Look up the definition from any credible source. You will see that their definitions are also neither good nor bad. I think it would be an injustice and mildly ignorant to limit our definition of technology to only the GOOD that comes from it, despite the overall goal(s) of this course.

I believe the definition of technology, therefore, should also be something that is neither good or bad.

TECHNOLOGY: THE BRANCH OF KNOWLEDGE THAT WORKS TO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE TOOLS AND PROCESSES WE USE.

Hopefully, my definition captures both the good and the bad that comes with technology while remaining broad.


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