techno-, techn-, tect-, -technic[s], -technique, -technology, -technical, -technically

(Greek: art, skill, craft; techne, art, skill, craft; tekton, "builder")

The economic and technological triumphs of the past few years have not solved as many problems as we thought they would, and, in fact, have brought us new problems we did not foresee.

—Henry Ford II
agrotechnology (s) (noun), agrotechnologies (pl)
1. An innovative technology designed to render agricultural production more efficient and profitable.
2. The use of technological devices and principles in agriculture to imporve crop production.
Not having technical knowledge.
Ignorance of art, unskilfulness.
The practical application of discoveries in the biological sciences.
biotechnology, biotech
1. The branch of technology concerned with the development and exploitation of machines in relation to the various needs of human beings.
2. The branch of technology concerned with modern forms of industrial production utilizing living organisms, especially micro-organisms, and their biological processes; including such ancient endeavors as the use of yeast in preparing bread for baking, and such modern concepts as genetic engineering.
3. The application of technology to biological processes for industrial, agricultural, and medical purposes.

Examples include bacteria; such as, Penicillium and Streptomycin are used to produce antibiotics and fermenting yeasts produce alcohol in beer and wine manufacture.

Genetic engineering now enables the large-scale production of hormones, blood serum proteins, and other medically important products.

Genetic modification of farm crops offers improved protection against pests, or products with novel characteristics; such as, new flavors, colors, or extended storage properties.

cacotechny (s) (noun), cacotechnies (pl)
Bad art; a mischievous or harmful art.
The fine (beautiful) or ornamental arts.
The useful arts, especially agriculture, manufacturing, and commerce.
Euthenics (betterment of living conditions to secure more efficient human beings), mastery of the forces of nature as a step toward an ideal state.
1. The art of modifying and adapting the physical nature of the earth to the needs of humans.
2. The application of scientific methods and engineering principles to civil engineering problems through acquiring, interpreting, and using knowledge of materials of the crust of the earth.
3. Research that leads to increasing the habitability of the earth.
The application of scientific methods and engineering techniques to the exploitation and utilization of natural resources; such as, mineral resources.
hydrotechnic, hydrotechny
Relating to or dealing with the technical management or utilization of water.
Pertaining to the techniques of medical practice.
iatrotechnique, iatrotechnic, iatrotechnics
1. The art of medicine and surgery.
2. The technique or mode of application of medical science.
The extensive mechanization of a society with a highly developed technology.

See the following links for information about some of the latest important technological applications that are having a global impact on societies everywhere: IF (Information Technology) or Emerging Areas of Technology, Biometrics: Index, GPS (Global Positioning Systems), nanotechnology, RFID (radio frequency identification), robotics, WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System), and Wireless Communications.