The traditional definition of technology is 'tools and machinery'. That definition has been superseded by computer technology, which has created an entirely different form of tools, and 'virtual machinery', which is a different class of machine. In common usage, the word is a general reference to a class of tool or machinery, qualified by context. In its technical usage, the word refers to specific technology, or an abstracted concept related to the subject.
Examples of Theme:
|Traditional technology: Hammer and nails|
Computer technology: Virtual reality
Common usage: Technology is running the world.
Technical usage: We need better technology to do this simulation project.
By the mid 20th century, humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the atmosphere of the earth for the first time and explore space.
Inveneo computing station.