PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY
"cause and effect"
Cause and its effect are at the heart of understanding.
If we can understand the cause of an effect we have knowledge.
Knowledge is knowing the who, what, how, when , where and why .
If we do not have knowledge we only have awareness.
If we want to progress our understanding then we must seek to move from awareness to knowledge.
Knowledge without action is useless.
Action is doing.
"technology" means "the application of knowledge"
"knowledge" must precede "technology"
"knowing" must precede "knowledge"
"learning" must precede ""knowing"
"information" must precede "learning"
"facts" must precede "information"
"data" must be acquired, identified and verified to become "facts"
"search, discovery or chance encounter"
must precede the identification and acquisition of "data"
"necessity is the mother of invention"
"necessity" is driven by our intent, desire, want, intuition, or need
(Seek and ye shall find, knock and the door shall be opened unto you!!)
"doing" creates necessity
"technology" - ie the application
of "knowledge" without a foundation of "wisdom" - derived from the experience
of "doing" - leads to folly, mistakes, errors of judgement and disaster
(Right thoughts - right actions)
PRINCIPLES OF TECHNOLOGY
GRIMWOOD'S FIRST PRINCIPLE:
"Every technology is perfected
only after it has become obsolete."
GRIMWOOD'S SECOND PRINCIPLE:
"Every technology is dependent
upon and inter-dependent with every other technology that enables it to
GRIMWOOD'S THIRD PRINCIPLE:
"Every technology is fully developed
only in response to necessity"
GRIMWOOD'S FOURTH PRINCIPLE:
"The application of every technology
is subjected to relentless incremental cost-cutting, rationalisation and
mis-application that eventually renders it unreliable thence uncompetitive
GRIMWOOD'S FIFTH PRINCIPLE:
"Every technology is progressively
displaced by competing technologies"
GRIMWOOD'S SIXTH PRINCIPLE:
"Certainty is essential for a
technology to survive but the only certainty in life is uncertainty"
GRIMWOOD'S SEVENTH PRINCIPLE:
"The attributes of every object,
and those processes essential to its creation, are pre-determined by its
GRIMWOOD'S EIGHTH PRINCIPLE:
"Everything that has been discovered,
or is yet to be discovered, already exists"
GRIMWOOD'S NINTH PRINCIPLE:
"All the knowledge we will ever
need is already present in the universe and is available to us through
faith, desire, intuition and perseverance - seek and you will find"
GRIMWOOD'S TENTH PRINCIPLE:
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