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Dr. Rias J. van Wyk

Dr. Rias van Wyk is the Director of Technoscan® Centre in Minneapolis, USA. He is also a Professor Extraordinaire at the University of Stellenbosch. Technoscan® Centre does research on the fundamental nature of technology. Dr. Van Wyk is a former Director of the Master of Science in the Management of Technology Program, University of Minnesota. His academic qualifications include a Master’s degree from Harvard focusing on science, technology and public policy. He is the author of Technology: Its Fundamental Nature (2017) and Technology: A Unifying Code (2003). In 2010 - 2012 he served as the first President of the Management of Technology Accreditation Board (MOTAB). Read on

Technoscan® scans new technology for the responsible Management of Technology (MOT). The book; Technology: Its Fundamental Nature explores further ahead and farther afield.

What is Technology?

Over the years the term "technology" has taken on many meanings. At present it has no consistent interpretation. This impedes effective technology management and policy.

To understand the present status of technological knowledge it is useful to review the 4 phases of its development history:

  1. Accumulation
  2. Consolidation
  3. Fragmentation
  4. Reformation

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Technology: Its Fundamental Nature
Published in 2017.

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Technology: Its Fundamental Nature