Presentation on theme: "L ECY N G O H OTOT TECHNOLOGY. TECHNOLOGY “Technology is any tool or technique, any product or process, any physical equipment or method of doing or making,"— Presentation transcript:
TECHNOLOGY “Technology is any tool or technique, any product or process, any physical equipment or method of doing or making, by which human capability is extended”; Schon – 1967 Technology is the technical means people use to improve their surroundings. It is people using knowledge, tools, and systems to make their lives easier and better. www.bbc.co.uk
BLOOPERS An embarassing “mistake” that you make in public “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899
Sound cinema - l Antibiotics - a Computers – d, h, m Aeroplane – f, i Radio – b, k Telephone - g Television – e Automobile - j Space exploration - c
televisionvacuum-cleaner telescope printing presssubmarine parachute telegraphbottled beer film camera telephonelight bulb thermometer safety razor dishwasher cellular phone automobile (mass production) phonographpowered flightbarometer FAMOUS INVENTIONS
C. In the not-too-distant future, parents are able to choose their children’s precise genetic makeup. Vincent was one of the last "natural"- born individuals, with all his defects, including poor eyesight and a heart problem that carries a high probability he will not survive past 30. He yearns to travel into space, but his genotype will not allow that. So he finances a scheme to buy another man's identity: that of a former athlete with top genetic background who has been crippled after a car accident. With his new credentials and the system-cheating methods to back them up, he gets positioned to join a crew to Titan, one of Saturn's moons, but the director of his section is murdered and a police investigation closes in on him, days before the flight.