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    UNDERSTANDING ICT/IT

    One of the prolific ways to understand Information and Communication Technology (ICT)/Information Technology (IT) is by focusing not on the specific and contingent features of the constantly and ever changing technologies that go under the tag, but on the more stable nature of the object with which they deal namely information. From this perspective, ICT/IT includes any technology used to treat information in one or more of the phases in its life cycle: occurrence –discovering, design, authoring, acquiring, creating, et cetera, processing and management –collecting, validating, modifying, organizing, indexing, classifying, filtering, updating, sorting, networking, distributing, disseminating, displaying, accessing, retrieving, transmitting, transferring, et cetera, and usage –monitoring, modeling, analyzing, explaining, interpreting,…

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    OUR INTERACTION WITH TECHNOLOGY

    To talk of social aims is to talk of social relationship and mutual interaction. If technology has nothing to do with these, then it has become irrelevant to human beings. But we all know that technology has to comply with us in our beings and interactions. That is in fact the foundational justification of technology: that it is there to help humanity. Technological change has increasingly led to public moral debate. Concerns have been raised about the legitimacy of nuclear deterrence, dangers of environmental pollution, informed consent in medicine, privacy and computing, the safety and desirability of genetic engineering, intellectual technology property rights, and nanotechnological risks. Given the large and…

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    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: GOOD AND UGLY

    The hybridization of science and technology stands in contrast to an older usage which suggest not only distinct differences between science and technology, but also a clear relation of dependencies of technology upon science, as in the once popular usage of “applied science” referring to must engineering in its modern sense. The usage prevailed well into the twentieth century and still exists as a little for some programs, but has increasingly be called into question. A complicated image of science, in some ways actually looking more like a technologically practiced science has emerged, such a science is, or has cultural, historical, contextual, socio-political features and is fallibilistic. If the ground…

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    RESPONSIBILITY OF TECHNOLOGY

    The final goal of our use of things is for full or ultimate being:  such being requires no techniques or nor is that goal assured by the grandeur of science. The ultimacy of being is not a technological of ultimacy but a human ultimacy. Because all agree that the techne of technology is for the use of human being. This means to say that technology is made for man, not man for technology. This is another way of saying that while technology is the end to which human ingenuity; humanity is the end at which technology arrives. Technology has its legitimacy: that is, it’s the sole justification in humanity, only…

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    ANALYZING TECHNOLOGY

    To analyze is to conduct conceptual investigation that characteristically, though not invariably, involve studies of the language, in which the concept in question is, or can be expressed. The definition of a concept can be determined by uncovering the underlying logical structures, or logical forms of the sentences used to express it. Analyzing technology is a reflection on the relation between science and technology –an attitude that is often presented, perhaps somewhat dramatized, in the form of a claim that technology is “merely” applied science. Questioning of this relation should be a central issue. Science concern itself with what is, whereas technology concerns itself with what is to be. Technology…

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    RATIONALITY OF TECHNOLOGY

    It has to be understood that limiting technology to high-tech industries such as computers, superconductivity, chips, genetic engineering, robotics, magnetic railways and so on focuses excessive attention on what the media consider newsworthy. However, limiting technology to science, engineering and mathematics also loses sight of other supporting technologies. Actually technology includes more than machines, processes and invention. Traditionally, it might concentrate more on hardware; however in these days, more on soft side as well. Technology represents the combination of human understanding of natural laws and phenomena accumulated since ancient times to make things fulfill our needs and desires or that performs certain functions. In other words technology has to create…