The history of technology and its classification


The history of technology and its classification - The history of technology is very long. If discussed in detail and detail, the topic of the history of technology may be up to one book. Many historical discoveries of technology from pre-historic times are evidence of how important technology is for human life. From simple technology such as the use of stone fragments into knives, to now there are modern technologies such as the use of this internet network.

The meaning of technology or the definition of technology 

The definition of technology is very much but I will refer to wikipedia only so that it is easy for everyone to understand. Technology means the technique of human inventions which can ultimately be used to facilitate human activities themselves. In our daily life we can find various kinds of technology that we usually use. 

And the definition or meaning of Technology in the broadest sense is as an entity, object or style, which is created in an integrated manner through actions and thoughts to achieve a value. In the usage, technology refers to tools and machines that can be used to solve real-world problems.

In its history, technology has evolved evolutionary. From ancient times, such as the discovery of the wheel which can make it easier for humans to move goods or cargo, it is also referred to as early technology. Until the discovery of a new method of technology which makes it easier for humans to do their daily work. For the new method, perhaps most of the people are already a necessity of life. Such as internet network, telephone network and many more. 

3 basic classifications of  technology based on its progress

1. Neutral technological progress

Occurs when a higher level of output is achieved with the same quantity and combination of factors of input.

2. Labor-saving technological progress

Technological advances that have occurred since the late nineteenth century have been marked by the rapid rise of labor-saving technologies in the production of everything from beans to bicycle to bridge.

3. Capital-saving technological progress 

A relatively rare phenomenon. This is mainly because almost all technological and scientific research in the world is carried out in developed countries, which are aimed at saving labor, not capital. 


Technology does not have a positive impact on human life either. The consequences of technological developments with the natural environment are always inversely related. The more technology develops rapidly, the more backward or damaged our natural environment is. For example, with the many industrial technology factories that are around us, our natural environment is getting smaller and damaged by industrial wastes by these factories. With the presence of bath soap, laundry soap will also cause damage to river water due to pollution from our household waste. 

But there are also technologies that are created to help the development of nature or the environment. Example include technology for making fertilizers and technology for making superior seeds of a plant. But even so, there is still a difference between natural and technologically mixed.

Responding to technological advances requires great attention and awareness by ourselves as actors in the application of technology to everyday life. It's not meant to be patronizing but just meant to appeal for the sake of environmental sustainability. If we don't take care of it then who will?