Technology been passed on for several generations that

Technology
today plays a big role within our daily lives. This technology is something
that comes in many shapes and forms and has many functionalities. For example,
it can be a referral to the microscopes etc. that are used within the
scientific field, or it can be referred to as the computers and phones that are
used by consumers every day. Technology today is also a combination of arts and
science. An art refers to the different types of expression that utilizes the
skills of creativity and imagination to create specific objects. Whilst the
sciences are the practical application of the study of both the natural and the
physical world. This is achieved through experimental activities carried out by
people within this field of work. These two ways which have combined to create
a new idea has changed the way in which objects containing electronic
components are viewed today.  Due to the
advancements in technology in the past 20-30 years it has both enabled mankind
to create but also limit knowledge that is produced.

Knowledge
is an important term that arises within this question when one reads it. Here
what is meant by it is the information that is produced by different procedures
which enable mankind to gain more knowledge to be able to pass it on. A good example
here is that with the arts, it has created information that has been passed on for
several generations that it is done through painting through the use of a
brush. This brush would be used as a mean to spread out the paint (oil and
color mixed together) and be able to create images. This is one example which
can be said that knowledge has undertaken. Without any type of knowledge
available, technology would not have been possible in the first place. This is
because of the fact that these are developments upon old ideas/ information of experiments
which were carried out years ago.

Firstly
when it comes to technology, it can as mentioned before produce knowledge.
Before understanding this, what must be known is what is technology? Technology
is the industrial application of both the sciences and the arts to help make
products which will help mankind. With this one can assume that it is used for
the creation of devices and/or scientific tools. The statement says that
technology enables production and limitation of knowledge. When looking at the
first part, it produces knowledge. A good example for this is with companies
like Apple Inc. They make devices like phones, computers and tablets. To make
those products they need knowledge. This knowledge is obtained when their
department and research and development come up with a design that will be the
newest to what they had made before. Then they, as a company, need to have
designers that will then design how the phone will look so that then it will be
able to suit the time it is in. Therefore, this shows that technology has an
aspect that enables to produce knowledge.

When
technology had developed over the years, mankind had to adapt so that they
could allow and understand all the items that were being released. In other
words some things that were released actually had negative effects upon the
newer generation. The thinking processes would be much more limited, and
technology would be the answer to anything. A good example for this is the
calculator. This is a device that enables for anyone who has access to it to
easily calculate mathematical problems when needed. This used to be very
different because people actually needed to calculate it by hand and with their
mind if they wanted to know this problem. In other words it required creativity
and understanding of the whole process. Due to such a development it has had
negative effects on the newer generation. They automatically go to this device
when they cannot do it themselves. Rather than challenge themselves and try to
do this, they jump towards this type of technology so that they can easily
solve the mathematical problem which they are facing. This takes away the
creativity and the skill that we once used to possess.

Art once
used to be forged from the hands of the masters. They would/still paint on a
canvas what their eye would capture. Painters like Rembrandt would paint people
and places in ways in which he saw fit. They would turn out to be one of the
most famous paintings known today. In this case it is the Night Watch.
Technology has both negatively and positively impacted the ways that the
traditional arts would be made. Here the positive impact is that it has allowed
for precise analysis of paintings with the use of mathematical algorithms.
Saleh and Elgammal of the university of Rutgers University New Jersey, have
created a machine that could and would recognize the type of art and the type
of style it uses. This is a creation that is very beneficial towards younger
artists due to the fact that it will enable them to be able to recreate
paintings almost exactly the same as the masters once did. Not only that but
through these systems, it will allow for the restoration processes done by professional
conservators of arts in galleries to be more precise. They will be able to know
the different type of strokes that were taken and the style that was used. In
other words identifying the fine arts. But with the development of technology,
it has also impacted humans in a negative way. This is due to the introduction
of the photo camera. This type of art is known today as photography. The camera
is a simple way of capturing pieces of arts or different important events. The
only thing the user has to do is to press the shutter button so that it can
catch the moment and save it onto the memory card. Photography takes away both
the creative skills and the thinking skills due to the fact that there does not
need to be any type of movement within the hand to be able to create art. It is
as simple as clicking one button. The arts have become much simpler to create
and nowadays many individuals have access to this to be able to put these
moments into their memories. Almost everyone walks around with a phone. These
have built in cameras that can be taken out at any moment to snap a shot of
something which the individual finds important. The question that arises from
this is how do phones and cameras affect the way in which the arts are seen
today? They are seen both negatively and positively because on one side they do
show the jump that was made in technological advancements but on the other hand
these devices have taken away the creative and thinking skills that the human
race used to be more dominant at.

Technology
both produces and limits knowledge due to the fact that there are devices that
exist that create by the manufacturing process or the certain function that it
needs to carry out. It also limits due to the fact that it has functions that
limit the thinking skills and the creative that used to be applied without them.
As stated in the paragraphs above. Personally I think that technology both
produces and limits the knowledge which is produced. It produces when we look
at the industry but limits when we look at the limitations that some of the devices
have towards the human race. Are we responsible for knowing when knowledge is
produced and when it limits depending on which device we use?