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The wheel, invented sometime before the 4th millennium BC, is one of the most ubiquitous and important technologies. This detail of the "Standard of Ur", c. 2500 BCE., displays a Sumerian chariot

Technology is the result of accumulated knowledge and application of skills, methods, and processes used in industrial production and scientific research. Technology is embedded in the operation of all machines, with or without detailed knowledge of their function, for the intended purpose of an organization. The technologies of society consist of what is known as systems. Systems operate by obtaining an input, altering this input through what is known as a process, and then producing an outcome that achieves the intended purpose of the system.

The earliest and simplest form of technology is the development of knowledge that leads to the application of basic tools. The prehistoric invention of shaped stone tools and the discovery of how to control fire increased the sources of food that were available to human beings. The invention of the wheel led to the travelling technologies that helped humans to further increase the yield of food production, travel in less time, and exchange information and raw materials faster. Humanity then progressed to the development of the printing press, the telephone, the computer, and then the Internet. ( Full article...)

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June 1, 2022 – Russia–Taiwan relations, International sanctions during the Russo-Ukrainian War
Taiwan imposes an export ban of all modern computer chips to Russia and Belarus, as well as any technology and equipment used to manufacture them. (Taiwan News)
May 3, 2022 –
Based on its preliminary findings, the European Commission accuses Apple of violating the EU's competition law by blocking its competitors from accessing the technology used for the Apple Pay service, and threatens to fine the company up to 10% of its global revenue. (BBC News)
April 4, 2022 – International sanctions during the Russo-Ukrainian War
Lithuania bans Russian IT companies from relocating to Lithuania. (LRT)

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