Technology and Cyberspace

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Introduction to New Communication Technology
MC103

Term Paper

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Abstract

II. Technology
a. History
b. Advantages and Disadvantages

III. Cyberspace
a. History
b. What is Cyberspace?
c. Effects on People

IV. New Media Technology

V. Webliography

ABSTRACT

Technology is everywhere. It is Fact Changing. In this term paper, you will learn more about techonology. Its history, advantages and diadvantages and also the new media technology. I know that some you notice that all of the things around us today is technology – gadgets, appliances, etc. – so, it is right that technology is really everywhere. We use it in out everyday tasks. It makes our duties easier but we should also bear in our mind that we should not abuse it because if we abuse it, it will cause us harm. We should balance the way we use it. We should also use it in a good way. This paper, will also discussed the New Media Technology, New media technology is rapidly evolving the media industry and the practices of mass communications. New media technology is the application of digital (computer) technology to mass communications. In a few short years, two main factors associated with the technology have changed the media landscape. The Internet emerged as a communication medium. Even though the Internet is still in its infancy, its impact on society, commerce, and the government is already phenomenal.

TECHNOLOGY

One of the most persistent themes in the social sciences, history, and the humanities is the impact of technology and technological change on all aspects of social life. Major changes in human life have been associated with major technological changes, such as the “food-producing revolution,” the “urban revolution,” and the “industrial revolution” and its modern continuations; even the evolution of biologically modern man has been influenced by innovations in tool using.

Definition

The term technology, a combination of the Greek technē, “art, craft,” with logos, “word, speech,” meant in Greece a discourse on the arts, both fine and applied. When it first appeared in English in the 17th century, it was used to mean a discussion of the applied arts only, and gradually these “arts” themselves came to be the object of the designation. By the early 20th century, the term embraced a growing range of means, processes, and ideas in addition to tools and machines.

Technology in its broad meaning connotes the practical arts. These arts range from hunting, fishing, gathering, agriculture, animal husbandry, and mining through manufacturing, construction, transportation, provision of food, power, heat, light, etc., to means of communication, medicine, and military technology. Technologies are bodies of skills, knowledge, and procedures for making, using, and doing useful things. They are techniques, means for accomplishing recognized purposes. But, as Weber recognized long ago, there are techniques for every conceivable human activity and purpose. The concept of technology centers on processes that are primarily biological and physical rather than on psychological or social processes. Technologies are the cultural traditions developed in human communities for dealing with the physical and biological environment, including the human biological organism. This usage contrasts with others which are rather arbitrarily narrower, such as those which focus only on modern industrial technology, or only on crafts and manufacturing, or on “material culture”

History

In ancient times, technology was defined by Homer and Hesiod as the spoken word of manual craft or cunning skill. By 330 BC, Aristotle coined the Greek term technologia and split scientific knowledge into three parts: theoretical science, practical science, and productive science (technology).

According to Luna, the earliest use of the word technology in the United States was found an a Harvard...
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