Summary

Depending on when the word technology is used, technology is:

The tools and machines that help to solve problems;

The techniques (knowledge) that includes methods, materials, tools, and ways for solving a problem (such as building technology or medical technology);

A culture-forming activity (such as manufacturing technology, or space-travel technology).

Using resources to solve a problem (such as knowledge, skills, processes, techniques, tools and raw materials).

A term to describe the level of achievement in science, mathematics and engineering of a group or culture.

In economics, technology is the current state of our knowledge of how to put resources together to produce wanted products (and our knowledge of what can be produced).

Technology