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.
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.
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.
A member of a technocracy, a technologist, or a technocratic individual who exercises administrative power in government, etc.
2. The written description of the arts, forming the preliminary stage of technology.
2. Relating to a practical subject that is organized according to scientific principles.
3. Caused by technical advances in production methods.
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.
2. Someone who is intimidated and confused by new technology and computerization.