Humans will soon be able to travel to Mars thanks to technological advances. The Internet of Things, 5G and artificial intelligence are just a few examples of the many new technologies. Complexity of the technological world is amazing, but also confusing and hard to understand. Researchers, engineers, and technicians can focus on their respective parts of the work. Complex robots are made up of smaller functional units which can be managed by their respective professionals. They are guided by scientific texts as well as the minds. Despite all the complexity of technology, they can be traced back to their simple origin in scientific text.
Wikipedia defines technology as: “Technology refers to the combination of skills, techniques, and processes that are used in the production or achievement of goals, such as scientific research.” Technology is what bing.com defines as “the practical application of scientific knowledge, especially in industry.” These definitions seem to cover all possible ways for humans to achieve something. Technology is a broad term that has many valid definitions. Both definitions accurately describe facts. They don’t describe the meanings of terms like “techniques”, application, and scientific knowledge. These are vague terms that could encompass all things in the universe.
We have already defined science as texts in our paper “A new definition of Science – The textual foundation that represents reality”. Technology should be defined in terms texts because of its scientific nature. In the modern world, science and technology are inseparable and closely connected.
1. The core technology of science texts
Texts are considered the core science of science. Technology should also include texts due to their essentially identical nature. We are not going to repeat the textual nature or technology of science/technology. Interested readers can refer our article “language – the core of science”.
Faced with the many variations and complexity of ever-changing technologies, it is important to think about the common characteristics that all technologies share, such as those found in texts. Technology is represented by texts.
For learning, communication, recording, and understanding of methods, skills, materials and principles, it is necessary to document them all. Customers and engineers often need technical specifications, user manuals, or technical specifications, before the product ships. Even though technical specifications are more detailed than actual product operations, they can still be used to describe the product. Despite complex operations, variations in operating conditions, by different people, abundant materials and changing personnel, technical documents are stable, simple and reliable.
It is important to remember that scientific texts are in effect. Technical documents should be interpreted with care and not as a substitute for the technical texts.
2. Technology and science have their differences
It is important to distinguish between science and technology. They share the same essential cores but their appearances and emphasises differ to reflect different aspects of the human world.