Technology is a vital element of many industries. It helps companies keep pace with the competition by creating new products and services and delivering them on time and on budget. A recent example of technology in action is the mobile phone industry. Using high-end technology, mobile phone makers are creating new electronic devices that give them a competitive edge.
The process of technology discovery is highly regulated by a wide range of constraints, including money and time. This is why an analysis of the best way to solve a particular problem is necessary. Though little philosophical work has been done on this subject, Kroes, Franssen, and Bucciarelli (2009) provide an overview of the issues.
The philosophy of technology dates back to the ancient Greeks. Aristotle’s doctrine of the four causes is considered the third early contribution to the philosophy of technology. Aristotle explained his doctrine by referencing a variety of technical artifacts. His views about the use of technology are still relevant today.
Technology has also penetrated nearly every area of business and most of our lives. The importance of technology cannot be understated. Computing devices have grown beyond the personal computer and today, the vast majority of people use multiple computing devices. The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) has made it possible to connect billions of devices around the world. The development of this new technology has also led to new requirements for IT experts.