Should we consider technology to be no more than just applied science? I often become discouraged that many of my "techie" friends have rather simplistic views of technology. Most would never consider that nearly all technologies, if examined more critically, contain some kind of implication for the human condition. Certainly, technologies always have some human element embedded in their very structure? Is this right?
Since technologies are designed by humans and for humans, it is difficult to see how they could avoid the human element, at least twice over. Moreover, technologies have unintended consquences that also influence us, sometimes in profound ways.