Again, the computer-based American Heritage Dictionary seems more 'on'
especially #2 from anthropology for this forum.
To me, technology = tools. You use and make the best tools you can if you're any kind of craftsman at all. So far, homo sapiens sapiens is the only species that makes tools for making tools.
1.a. The application of science, especially to industrial or commercial objectives. b. The scientific method and material used to achieve a commercial or industrial objective.
2. Anthropology. The body of knowledge available to a civilization that is of use in fashioning implements, practicing manual arts and skills, and extracting or collecting materials.