The renowned professor of sociology, Daniel Bell, wrote the following on technology in his book, “The Winding Passage: Essays and Sociological Journeys,” from 1960–1980: “Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination. Techne is another form of art that bridges cultural and social boundaries and transforms both at the same time.”
His claims are supported by an examination of the development of technology since the beginning of human civilization and how it has affected people’s lives and behavior.
Technology is always a component of development at every stage, and scientific improvement drives technological development. Consequently, there is a direct relationship between science, technology, and progress.
The study of knowledge, which is organized into a system and based on analyzing and interpreting facts, is what is known as science. The practical application of this scientific knowledge is technology.
Science, technology, and engineering are the fundamental requirements for any successful economy, especially in today’s drive for knowledge-based economies. Nations’ chances of being developed decrease if they don’t use science and technology, and they may even be classified as underdeveloped countries. Science and technology are inextricably linked to modernity and are crucial to rapid growth.
These days, nations are divided into developed and developing nations. The economy and the use of science and technology are the basis of the main classification. When looked at closely, it becomes clear that the nations that developed the quickest had strong foundations in science and technology. Russia, Japan, Brazil, China, India, and many other countries are a few examples.
No country could develop properly without science and technology.
To achieve the Royal Government of Cambodia’s ambitious goal of becoming an upper-middle-income economy by 2030 and a high-income economy by 2050, it will be essential to strengthen national technology capabilities and boost innovation.
The Royal Government of Cambodia is working on the Cambodia’s Science, Technology, and Innovation Roadmap 2030 to achieve the goal of making Cambodia a developed country by 2030.
Since young people hold the future of the country in their hands and have equal responsibility for its development, the Royal Government of Cambodia is providing them with the best resources possible to fulfill their hunger for knowledge, as well as encouragement and support.
Society’s major impetus behind all science and technical advancements has been societal necessities. As the phrase goes, “necessity is the mother of invention.”
By increasing productivity and modifying human adaptive mechanisms, science and technology can help a population both survive and evolve at speeds that are faster than they could have ever imagined.