History of Technology Timeline | Britannica

History of Technology Timeline | Britannica

  • 3.3 million years ago: The first tools
    The history of technology begins even before the beginning of our own species. Sharp flakes of stone used as knives and larger unshaped stones used as hammers and anvils have been uncovered at Lake Turkana in Kenya. The tools were made 3.3 million years ago and thus were likely used by an ancestor such as Australopithecus.
  • 1 million years ago: Fire
    When humanity first used fire is still not definitively known, but, like the first tools, it was probably invented by an ancestor of Homo sapiens. Evidence of burnt material can be found in caves used by Homo erectus beginning about 1 million (and maybe even 1.5 million) years ago.
  • 20,000 to 15,000 years ago: Neolithic Revolution
    During the Neolithic Period several key technologies arose together. Humans moved from getting
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Technology in the Classroom | 2019 Guide to Using Technology in the Classroom

The growing presence of technology in the classroom is directly correlated with students’ increased usage of technology outside of the classroom. Thanks to students’ familiarity with technology, teachers can utilize different types of technology to create a more diverse and inclusive learning environment.

The main

benefit of using technology in the classroom

is interactive lessons that engage students, foster in-depth learning, and encourage collaboration. Technology in the classroom also provides benefits for teachers, such as saving time by creating lesson plans online.

There are

pros and cons

for incorporating technology in the classroom. The drawbacks of technology in the classroom can include shorter attention spans for students and a decreased ability to finish intricate projects. Overall screen time in and out of the classroom can contribute to poor educational performance and weight problems in children.

In contrast, some

research on technology in the classroom

has demonstrated that it can improve

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How technology has changed over the last three decades

Where this data came from

Music sales figures from 1995 to present are from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) U.S. sales database.

Home entertainment spending by format from 1999-2010 is from the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG) 2010 year-end home entertainment report, and figures from 2011-2016 are from individual DEG year-end reports. Data from 1997 and 1998 are extrapolated based on DVD player sales data from a 2005 DEG report. Industry-wide sales data is not available from 1985-1997. While tapes were dominant over DVDs during that span (DVDs were invented in 1995) we aren’t sure of tapes’ precise market share because of competing but less popular technologies such as LaserDisc.

Cellphone usage statistics for 2002-2016 are from the Pew Research Center Mobile Fact Sheet. Statistics for 2000 are from the Web at 25 Pew series — 2001 and 2003 percentages are interpolated. A single figure for cell usage was

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Defining “Technology”

[Last updated June 2020.]

I spend a lot of time reading books and essays about technology; more specifically, books and essays about technology history and criticism. Yet, I am often struck by how few of the authors of these works even bother defining what they mean by “technology.” I find that frustrating because, if you are going to make an attempt to either study or critique a particular technology or technological practice or development, then you probably should take the time to tell us how broadly or narrowly you are defining the term “technology” or “technological process.”

Photo: David HartsteinOf course, it’s not easy. “In fact, technology is a word we use all of the time, and ordinarily it seems to work well enough as a shorthand, catch-all sort of word,” notes the always-insightful Michael Sacasas in his essay “Traditions of Technological Criticism.” “That same sometimes useful quality, however, makes

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Octo acquires defense & intelligence IT integrator — Washington Technology


Octo acquires defense & intelligence IT integrator

Nearly six months after closing one large combination, Octo has moved onto the next transaction in this phase of its strategy to be the go-to technology modernization provider for federal agencies.

Reston, Virginia-headquartered Octo said Tuesday it has acquired Volant Associates, an enterprise IT and software development company whose customer base stretches across the defense and intelligence communities. Terms were not disclosed.

Volant was founded in 2008 and holds prime contracts with the Defense Intelligence Agency and other members of the larger intelligence community for work in areas such as cloud-native solutions, enterprise data architectures and interoperability initiatives.

The Chantilly-headquartered company’s portfolio also includes support of the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise framework, which is essentially an online portal that links agencies to software tools for their organization.

For Octo, this smaller tuck-in deal comes

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What is Technology? – Definition, Types and More [CTR]

What is Technology?

Technology is a set of notions and knowledge used to achieve a precise objective, which leads to the solution of a specific problem of the individual or the satisfaction of some of their needs. It is an extremely broad concept that can cover a huge variety of aspects that can range from electronics to art.


Invention of tablets, which are capable of performing the work of a computer. Tablets are being excessively light and portable, is a merit of technology.

As well as the creation of robots for the automation of repetitive tasks.

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Types of Technologies

Hard Technology

Technology which use elements of the hard sciences such as engineering, mechanics, mathematics, physics, chemistry and others. In this way, it can be used as an example of hard technology, applied to the field of computer

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No Neutral Ground: How Media Influences Us

“No Neutral Ground: How Media Influences Us,” Liahona, September 2016, 44–47

Social media

In our modern, technology-filled world, we are bombarded with options: watch this, read that, listen to this. Our society is saturated with media and entertainment, and the influence they have on our beliefs, thoughts, and actions is subtle but powerful. The things we allow to fill our minds end up shaping our being—we become what we think about. My graduate studies took me on an exploration of the influence of media, and the overwhelming conclusion I found is that the media we choose to consume will inevitably affect us, whether positively or negatively.

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has explained: “Technology in and of itself is neither inherently good nor bad. Rather, the purposes accomplished with and through technology are the ultimate indicators of goodness or badness.”1 Our task is not to

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Embracing the Future of Missionary Work

By Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles


The last few months have brought unprecedented changes to missionary work. We have moved many missionaries home, as other missionaries have stayed in their missions. Throughout this time, I have received hundreds of messages from missionaries who attend MTC at home, or serve in their mission under challenging COVID-19 circumstances. They share with me how they focus on the things they can do and not so much on what they cannot. They learn to be happy under any circumstance. Some of them don’t even have smart phones or WiFi access and still they connect with others socially and help spread the gospel message of hope and peace.

As I reflect upon what has happened and look to the future, I like to consider the question “What can we learn from this?” I feel that the Lord has lessons

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Marriage, Technology, and Emotional Infidelity

Marriage, Technology, and Emotional Infidelity

The institution of marriage has come under a great deal of scrutiny. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles warned us more than a decade ago that “the adversary’s attacks upon eternal marriage will continue to increase in intensity, frequency, and sophistication.”1 One area of concern involves modern technology, which has opened new avenues for engaging in what is termed “emotional infidelity.”

Heavenly Father’s teachings on the sanctity of marriage, however, remain clear. “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” tells us that “children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity.”2

The scriptures declare, “Thou shalt not commit adultery” (Exodus 20:14; see also Mosiah 13:22; D&C 59:6), and “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife [or husband]” (Exodus 20:17; see also Mosiah 13:24). Story after

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