The term technology comes from the greek word techne meaning art and craft and the word logos meaning word and speech. The ancient greeks were the first scientists.
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.
Brief history of science and technology in the world. The history of technology is the history of the invention of tools and techniques and is one of the categories of world history. This academic discipline also studies the cultural economic and political impacts of scientific innovation. It s not meant to be a complete history of everything and it doesn t include inventions or technologies that aren t covered somehow somewhere on.
The earliest known form of s t were human artefacts found during prehistoric time about 2 3 million years ago they were roughly shaped stones used for chopping and scraping found primarily in eastern africa. You can see that in our mini chronology of invention below please note. Greek philosophers tried to explain what the world is made of and how it works.
The birth of modern science it was in the 17th century that modern science was really born and the world began to be examined more closely using instruments such as the telescope microscope. Science and technology progress in a very logical way with each new discovery leading on from the last. Aristotle 384 322 bc accepted the theory of the four elements.
In the philippines brief history of science and technology 2. Science and technology can be traced from the origin of human life 2 million years ago and each era has significant advancement. History of technology the development over time of systematic techniques for making and doing things.
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. I nventions don t generally happen by accident or in a random order. Stone age archeological findings show that modern man from asian mainland first came over land on across narrow channels to live in batangas and palawan about 48 000 b c.
Technology can refer to methods ranging from as simple as stone tools to the complex genetic engineering and information technology that has emerged since the 1980s. Histories of science were originally written by practicing and retired scientists starting primarily with william whewell as a way to communicate the virtues of science to the public. The history of science and technology is a field of history that examines how the understanding of the natural world and the ability to manipulate it have changed over the millennia and centuries.
494 434 bc said that the world is made of four elements earth fire water and air. Subsequently they formed settlement in sulu davao zamboanga samar negros batangas laguna rizal bulacan and. Brief history of science and technology 1.
The impressive narrative brings together the converging histories of science and technology describing their interactions and their social and economical impact on human societies the authors assert that for much of human history technology depended more on the empirical innovations of skilled artisans and engineers than it did on the speculation of scientists natural philosophers as they were called in many instances it was technology that directed science rather than the other way.