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Fundamental Technology Concepts for Revealing a Creative Style of Post-Modernity in Africa: Deepening our Views of Technology and Technological Change for the Transition from Pre-Modern to ...

Fundamental Technology Concepts for Revealing a Creative Style of Post-Modernity in Africa: Deepening our Views of Technology and Technological Change for the Transition from Pre-Modern to Ultra-Modern Societies

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    • Various
    • Technology Concepts
    Jacques L. Hamel
    • Tech = Tools / Utensils
    • Tech = Objects / Things
    • Tech = Artifacts / Works of Art
    • Tech = Resources / Wealth
    • Tech = Equipment / Machines
    • Tech = Gadgets / Apparatus
    • Tech = Prosthesis / Aids / Supports
    • Tech = Systems
          • Interrelations / Interdependence / Functional Totality
    • Tech = Activities
          • Human, social, economic, cultural
          • Creating, Innovating, Producing, Utilizing, Repairing …
    • Tech = Knowledge
          • Training, Protecting…;
          • Tech = Co-Determinant in Knowing
    • Tech = Skills
          • as Integral Part of Tech
    • Tech = Methods / Processes / Procedures
          • Only Real Thing!
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    • Tech = Ideology
          • Messiah
    • Tech = Lifestyle
          • Tech Society / Culture / Optimization
    • Tech = Discloser of New Worlds
          • New Worldviews
    • Tech = Forecloser of Disappearing Worlds
          • Dying Worlds
    • Tech = Medium
          • Tech Mediates Experience, Perception, Activities, Life
    • Tech = Power Or Empowerment
          • Tech Subvert or Consolidate Power Structures
    • Tech = Milieu
          • Background Tech, Omnipresence, Ubiquity
          • Cultural System
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    • Tech = Practical Arts
          • Mechanical Arts, Industrial Arts
    • Tech = Chronic Disturber of Comparative Advantages
    • Tech = Revelation of Being
          • Co-emergence, Co-constitution, Co-evolution of Tech Being
    • Tech = Fundamental Ways of:
          • Accessing Reality
          • Dealing with Reality
    • Tech = Compensation for Human Deficiencies
    • Tech = Extensions of Sensory Bodies
    • Tech = Exteriorizations of Human Capacities
    • Tech = Expansions of Intellectual Faculties
    • Tech = Factors of Production
    • Tech = Realization / Reification of Ideas
    • Tech = ‘Encroacher’ of Nature
    • Tech = Anthropological Obsession
    • Tech = Language
          • Technical Narrative / Discourse / Communication
    • Tech = Fatality
          • Uncontrolled Techno-Sc Progress
          • Humans Evolving Into Tech Components
    • Tech = Rational Means
          • Rationalization = Cultural Horizon of Modernity
    • Tech = Instrumentation of Science
    • Tech = Techniques (or Technolgy’s Software)
    • Tech = Applied Science
          • Channeling of forces of nature for human purposes
    • Tech = Organized Inorganic Matter
    • Tech = Study / Enquiry / Science of Techniques (Logos)
    • Tech = Modern Magic (like computer screens)
    • Tech = Tools of Domination / Exploitation
          • Over Nature + Humans
    • Tech = Challenge to Nature + Humans
          • Resources to be Revealed , Mobilized, Optimized
    • Tech = Destroyer
          • of Traditional Convictions, Beliefs,
          • Tech Society = Essentially Secular