Culture and Technology
In Timor-Leste, technology refers to the fusion of knowledge, systems, information, art, machines, and human endeavour that combine to solve human problems. Technology is a combination of many human disciplines including engineering, science, medicine, and medicine together. In Timor-Leste, there are numerous examples of technological development. Some of the technologies are listed below.
The term technology actually refers to the whole range of human practices concerning the development of knowledge. It is also known as science. Science is generally considered an objective discipline whose object is to verify the validity of observations and results, especially with reference to physical sciences. Technology on the other hand is concerned with a particular domain, like information technology or computer technology. There are various fields which science has occupied, like physical sciences, social sciences, psychology, information technology, and engineering.
The application of new technologies can be seen in various industries. One example of a technological application is the use of nuclear technology to generate electricity. This is being followed by the development of advanced machinery which is necessary for its commercialization. Nuclear technology is considered as one of the modern technologies, which have played a major role in the economic progress of Timor-Leste.
Another important area of modern technology is the field of information technology. Timor-Leste is an ideal place in which to study the history of information technology, as it is still undergoing significant changes. One of the most significant changes is the increasing demand for English language skills among the Timor-Lesteans, so the government has taken initiatives to teach the local population the English language. The teaching of the English language in schools has proved to be successful, as almost all the school children have learnt the basic grammatical structures of the English language. These elements of the English language are taught by means of a structured set of curriculum and methods. A systematic treatment of the methods of teaching the English language is also being conducted by the Timor-Lestean government, in order to improve the quality of education in Timor-Leste.
The term technology is used to describe a collection of inventions, innovations, and creations that are based on science, mathematics, and technology. The scope of technology is continually growing, as evidenced by the number of technical journals published every year. Some of these technical journals cover the entire history of scientific and technological innovations, while others focus on particular areas of applied science and technology. In addition, there are many other journals which focus on specific technologies, such as those applied to the telecommunications industry.
Another area of modern technology is material means in the field of technology, which can be broadly classified into two major categories. These categories are physical technologies and social technologies. Physical technologies refer to those elements which are used to create products and materials and include such elements as heat, light, electricity, sound, chemicals, and physical memory. On the other hand, the other categories of material means including information technologies, energy technologies, information and communication technologies, and complex technologies. These categories further include such technological innovations as computer systems, industrial machinery, personal computers, digital equipment, consumer durables, transportation technologies, telecommunications, information and communication technologies, and complex technologies, such as computer networks.
The discipline of technology has many different sub-disciplines, including information and communication technology, information and communication technologies, engineering technology, economic, social, and cultural technologies, and cognitive science. Schatzberg’s study of the relationship between the arts, sciences, and technology is a rich and interesting exposition of the relationship between man and his environment. It is also a very useful analytical category, since it enables the reader to explore some of the problems and issues of modern society. For instance, although Schatzberg suggests that there are at least five major theories of technology and innovation, the reality is that these theories tend to be drawn from a highly personal and individual perspective.
In his twelve-part analysis of human interaction, Schatzberg provides a unique synthesis of humanities and technology studies, examining how cultural models of art and technology shape modern man’s understanding of the world around him. As he points out, technology is not the enemy of the arts, but rather the ally, in that it provides people with new ways of doing things that were impossible before. However, it is up to the artist and the user of technology to negotiate the tension between technology and the freedom of the human spirit that it brings with it.