What Are The Different Forms Of Technology?


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In today's world, there are a vast number of gadgets and gizmo's which we group together under the broad term of technology. However, there are very specific branches of technology, each with their unique formulae and process, and each is very different. Some types of technology which have been developed so far are biotechnology, nanotechnology, medical technology and information technology.

Biotechnology is, in plain English, the use of natural, living things or biological processes which occur naturally, in order to glean some benefit for humankind. For example, micro-organisms, bacteria and even plants can be used in biotechnology, while processes such as the decomposition of bodies and fruit can also be used for some benefit. Biotechnology can be used to conduct research and answer questions. It has led to advances in medicine, agriculture and industry.

Nanotechnology is the development and use of technology and matter on a tiny scale - namely less than 100 nanometers. Nanotechnology is useful because it allows us to observe and manipulate substances which are too small for human hands or other types of technology to work with. Nanotechnology can be used for pretty much anything - from developing new materials with unique properties, to finding cures for elusive diseases like cancer.

Medical technology is obviously any type of technology which allows us to cure diseases and live healthier, longer and happier lives. Medical technology is broad ranging, and encompasses technology that allows us to diagnose medical conditions, treat and prevent medical conditions, improve people's quality of life and reduce or remove the chance of error in procedures like operations. It can mean something as simple as the machine used to measure your blood pressure and heartbeat.

Information technology refers to something which everyone will encounter at some point or another. Generally, it is used to refer to a machine or device which allows the storage of information. This can include computers, cell phones, MP3 and MP4 players, even CDs and USB sticks.

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