Modern history (0C.E.—)
Tools include both straightforward machines like the lever, screw, and pulley and more intricate ones like the clock, engine, electric generator, and electric motor, radio, computer, and Space Station, among others.The kind of knowledge required to support tools increases with their complexity.The designers, builders, maintainers, and users of today’s complex machines frequently require mastery of decades of sophisticated general and specific training, which can be found in libraries of written technical manuals that contain information that has been collected over time and is constantly being updated.
In addition, these tools have become so complex that a comprehensive infrastructure of lesser tools, processes, and practices based on technical knowledge—complex tools in and of themselves—exists to support them. Some of these disciplines include computer science, medicine, and engineering.Complex assembling and development methods and associations are expected to build and keep up with them.To support and develop subsequent generations of increasingly complex tools, entire industries have emerged.Technology and society’s relationship is typically described as synergistic, symbiotic, co-dependent, co-influential, and co-producing—that is, technology and society heavily rely on one another (technology upon culture, and culture upon technology).
In addition, it is generally accepted that this synergistic relationship began with the development of straightforward tools at the dawn of humankind and continues with current technologies.Technology has influenced and is influenced by a variety of societal issues and factors, including economics, values, ethics, institutions, groups, the environment, and the government.Science and technology in society is the field of study that looks at how science, technology, and society interact with one another.