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Technology is not an image of the world but a way of operating on reality The nihilism of technology lies not only in the fact that it is the most perfect expression of the will to power but also in the fact that it lacks meaning Octavio Paz Technology is the general term for the processes by which human beings create tools and machines to increase their control and understanding of the material environment It is perhaps best understood in a historical context that traces the evolution of early humans from a period of very simple tools to the complex large-scale networks that influence much of our modern-day life For the past couple of decades it has been unclear whether technology is a positive movement or a path to self-destruction The debate has led strong arguments from both sides but the one thing that they both agree on is that technology involves a huge risk However the movement toward a technological workplace has been undoubtedly in the works for a long time and no matter what the critics say it will still continue to grow exponentially each year As the world stumbles toward the twenty-first century a shadow looms over the planet a dawn of a new revolution a revolution of work Just as human history was forced to cope with the transformations that came with the rise of the Industrial Revolution we now must deal with the end of that Revolution and the beginning of another Although this technological revolution in the business world has been the subject of immense media hype and scrutiny in the past few years it has occurred slowly but surely over the past few decades The revolution reaches as far back as the invention of the telegraph in the 1850s The invention of the telephone fax machine and more recent developments in wireless communication have offered businesses more flexibility and efficiency and those willing to embrace these new
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