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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

Technologies are artifacts made through a systematic application of knowledge and used to reach practical goals. They are widely used in medicine, science, industry, communication, transportation, and daily life. Technologies include physical objects like utensils or machines, as well as intangible tools like software.

Many technological advancements have led to societal changes. The earliest known technology is the stone tool, used in the prehistoric era, followed by fire use, which contributed to the growth of the human brain and the development of language in the Ice Age. The invention of the wheel in the Bronze Age enabled wider travel and the creation of more complex machines. Recent technological developments, including the printing press, the telephone, and the Internet have lowered communication barriers and ushered in the knowledge economy. (Full article...)

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July 30, 2022 –
Indonesia restricts access to eight websites, including PayPal, Yahoo! and Steam, for failing to register with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology. Online services registered with the ministry are required to comply with disclosure and content removal requests. (Reuters)

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