The purposeful application of information in the design, production, and utilization of goods and services, and in the organization of human activities.
Technology can be described in the following ways:
Tangible: blueprints, models, operating manuals, prototypes.
Intangible: consultancy, problem-solving, and training methods.
High: entirely or almost entirely automated and intelligent technology that manipulates ever finer matter and ever powerful forces.
Intermediate: semiautomated partially intelligent technology that manipulates refined matter and medium level forces.
Low: labor-intensive technology that manipulates only coarse or gross matter and weaker forces.