Nature / Natural
19 Opposites of Technology
John Spacey, August 16, 2020
Technology is the use of knowledge to create tangible and intangible things that are useful. The closest antonyms of technology are words like nontechnical and untechnical. However, it is common for anything that is considered uniquely human or natural to be considered the "opposite" of technology. Expressed this way, technology has several potential opposites as follows.
NotesTechnically speaking, technology doesn't really have an opposite because it's a noun. However, closely related words such as the adjective technological certainly do have opposites as represented above.Crafts are often a technology. For example, a wooden spoon can be viewed as a technology. From a pragmatic point of view, most handmade things aren't particularly technological in a modern context.Culture are mostly intangible social things that aren't about technology. However, there is also a culture surrounding technology.The human experience can include a large number of things that aren't necessarily technological such as social interaction. However, the modern human experience is greatly influenced by technology.
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