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
technocracy (s) (noun), technocracies (pl)
1. The control of society or industry by technical experts; a ruling body of such experts: Technocracy is a social system in which scientists, engineers, and technicians have high social standing and political power.
2. A doctrine that advocates the enlistment of a bureaucracy of highly trained engineers, scientists, or technicians to run the government and society: In Sam's philosophy class, technocracy was explained as being a hypothetical type of government in which professional scientists in power were to solve social problems with their expertise.

No nation has yet been governed as a technocracy, and the concept has been criticized as excessively materialistic and inadequately attuned to social, psychological, and artistic considerations.

—J. N. Hook, The Grand Panjandrum & 1,999 Other Rare, Useful,
and Delightful Words and Expressions.

Technocracy historically was a school of thought originating in the United States in the 1930s, arguing that the nation could be rescued from the Great Depression if politicians were replaced by scientists and engineers having the technical expertise to manage the nation's economy and natural resources.

Technocracy used growth and decline curves to predict a wide range of societal trends.

Dictionary of Energy; published by Elsevier;
Oxford, U.K.; 2006; page 437.
technocratic (adjective), more technocratic, most technocratic
A reference to a bureaucrat who is intensively trained in engineering, economics, or some form of technology: A technocratic person can be a specialist in the field of economics who is part of a government by technicians.

A member of a technocracy, a technologist, or a technocratic individual who exercises administrative power in government, etc.

Someone who is a technical expert in, or obsessively enthusiastic about, information systems.
1. A system that enables a specialized field to perform its function; such as, phonetic transcription, chemical notation, cartography, or computer coding.
2. The written description of the arts, forming the preliminary stage of technology.
technological optimism
The idea that technological innovation will be able to overcome, or ameliorate, natural resource scarcity (especially, the depletion of fossil fuels) and environmental degradation.
technological, technologic
1. Based on scientific and industrial progress; or affected by or resulting from scientific and industrial progress.
2. Relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles.
3. Caused by technical advances in production methods.
Someone who is versed in technology.
To modify, or to modernize, something by introducing technology.
1. The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes; the employment of tools, machines, materials, and processes to do work, produce goods, perform services, or to carry out other useful activities.
2. A discourse or treatise on an art or arts; the scientific study of the practical or industrial arts.
3. The terminology of a particular art or subject; technical nomenclature.
4. The study, development, and application of devices, machines, and techniques for manufacturing and productive processes.
5. In general, any use of objects by humans to do work or otherwise alter their environment.
6. When the word technology is said to have appeared first in 1615, it meant "discourse or treatise on the arts", and was borrowed from Greek technologia, "the systematic treatment of an art, craft, or technique"; originally referring to grammar.

The transferred sense of "science of the mechanical and industrial arts" and "practical arts collectively", is first recorded in English in 1859.

The Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart, Editor,
The H. W. Wilson Company, 1988.

technology innovation
The process through which new, or improved, technologies are developed and brought into widespread use.
In the energy field, technology innovation has helped expand energy supplies through improved exploration and recovery techniques, increased efficiency of energy conversion and end-use, improved availability and quality of energy services, and reduced environmental impacts of energy extraction, conversion, and use.
— Ambuj Sagar, Harvard University
technology transfer
The broad set of processes encompassing the movement of knowledge, techniques, capital, and goods among different people.
An obsession for all kinds of technology.
The practical application of the principles of the arts, forming the final stage of technology.
Someone who is comfortable with and adapts readily to new technology or computerization.
1. A person who has a special anxiety or fear of technology.
2. Someone who is intimidated and confused by new technology and computerization.

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