- n. The application of knowledge and objects to transform matter and energy into more valuable forms.
- n. Knowledge and objects applied to transform matter and energy into more valuable forms.
I'm tempted to add skills to the list of things that can be applied as technology: The application of knowledge, skills, and objects... But that broadens the definition too much. For example, eating would then fit the definition. When I eat an apple, I apply my considerable eating skills to transform the apple into a more valuable form.
I'm also tempted to add information to the set of things that technology transforms into more useful forms. Not tempted enough just yet, but tempted.