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 town or city that has a great deal of advanced technological industries, especially connected with computing and electronic engineering.
2. In ecology, a collective term for all of those aspects of the physical environment that have been created or altered by humans.
2. A group of technologists or technical experts that controls the workings of an industry or a government.
- Security system (automated and personnel) is redundant.
- Hidden cameras everywhere including interior stone walls. Sensors in the floor can track a person to within six inches.
- System is monitored at the Microsoft campus.
- Gates' house is all polished wood and vaulted ceilings.
- Miles of fiber-optic cable are strung inside the walls and crawl spaces.
- Video screens capable of displaying computer images, standard television or high-definition TV are everywhere; but the technology is unobtrusive, even the electrical outlets and phone jacks are hidden away.
- Gates insisted on saving a 140-year-old maple adjacent to the driveway. The tree is monitored electronically 24 hours a day via computer. If it seems dry, it gets just the right amount of water automatically delivered.
- If one wishes, music will follow a person throughout the house; even at the bottom of the pool.
- Entry gate senses when his car approaches and opens fully by the time he arrives.
- There are fifty-two miles of communication cable in the building, largely fiber optic, running throughout the house, linking computer servers powered by the Windows NT operating system.
- In each room, touch-sensitive pads control lighting, music, and climate.
- Visitors will wear small electronic pins, which will let the computers know who and where they are.
- Lights and other settings will adjust automatically.
- Floors throughout the house (and the driveway) are heated.
- His master bathtub can be filled to the right temperature and depth by Gates as he drives home from work.
- "I wanted craftsmanship but nothing ostentatious," Gates said.
- "I wanted a house that would accommodate sophisticated, changing technology but in an unobtrusive way that made it clear that technology was the servant, not the master."
This has to be considered one of the best examples of a technotopia!
2. The branch of geology studying the folding and faulting of the earth's crust.
3. The study of the mechanisms and results of large-scale movements of the earth's crust; for example, that which produces mountain ranges and extensive fault systems.
4. The science, or practice, of building construction.
2. Use of various skills to extend the life of industrial equipment.