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
technophobia (s) (noun), technophobias (pl)
An extreme aversion to technology: Slowly, but surely, the technophobias among people shunning the use of computers, answering systems, or cell phones are becoming less.
Place where high-technology industries are located.
1. A society dominated by technology.
2. A town or city that has a great deal of advanced technological industries, especially connected with computing and electronic engineering.
1. The technological aspect of human activity.
2. In ecology, a collective term for all of those aspects of the physical environment that have been created or altered by humans.
Stress arising from working in an environment dominated by (especially computer) technology.
technostructure (s), technostructures (pl) (noun forms)
1. A network of controlling technocrats or skilled professionals in an organization or society who control such a corporate system.
2. A group of technologists or technical experts that controls the workings of an industry or a government.
An ideal place where everything is run with technological precision and convenience. Could this describe Bill Gate's home in which he had extraordinary technological devices incorporated to control "many" aspects of his residence?
  • 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!

1. A branch of geology that is concerned with the study of the features, deformational movements, and processes of the earth's crust.
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.
1. The branch of technology and engineering concerned with the installation, maintenance, and replacement of industrial plant and equipment and with related subjects and practices.
2. Use of various skills to extend the life of industrial equipment.
theotechnic (adjective)
Pertaining or referring to the invention or the creation of gods.
theotechnist (s) (noun), theotechnists (pl)
A person who invents gods for a drama or literary work.
theotechny (s) (noun), theotechnies (pl)
The introduction of divine or godly beings in the construction of a drama or epic; such beings collectively: "Theotechny involves the introduction of gods or supernatural entities into a dramatic or literary work; especially, to resolve situations."
zymotechnology (s) (noun) (no pl)
The scientific study of the principles of fermentation: Zymotechnolgy was an area of biotechnology that interested Bruce very much because it involved the brewing techniques for beer.
zymotechny (s) (noun), zymotechnies (pl)
The art of stimulating fermentation: Since Joan was interested in winemaking, she had to investigate the tricks of zymotechny so that the zymolytic process would succeed.

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.