By technology, do you mean non-magic technology? In our world, the science behind technology comes from studying the physical world and the laws it follows, and using this knowledge to advance the capabilities of humankind. Since magic is part of the TwoKinds natural world, by analogy one could argue that the TwoKinds version of technology would also consist of studying the way magic works and advancing its capabilities. In that case, the Templar would be technological innovators.
If, as I imagine you do, you mean non-magical technology that we might find in our own world, then I agree with PhycoKrusk.
That's actually a good point. According to the ol' dictionary:
noun ( pl. -gies)
the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes, esp. in industry
Going forward, we probably should have a single definition of what "technology" means. While the above definition is the one we're all most familiar with, the conversation might quickly run dry if we restrict ourselves to it. I therefore have two proposals:
1) We broaden the definition of "technology" for this discussion to be, "the application of scientific and magical
knowledge for practical purposes, esp. in industry," or
2) We alter the discussion topic to read Magic and Science, rather than Magic and Technology.
Agree? Disagree? Counterproposals?
I like the first definition, but the second one has the same problem; science also consists of the study of the natural world, which in the TwoKinds universe would include magic, so magic and science would be closely linked (technology comes from science, after all). If we want to differentiate between "fictional magic" and "real-world technology," I think the best thing to do is just do the obvious thing and call one magic and one non-magic. Thus the options would be:
1) We broaden the definition of "technology" for this discussion to be, "the application of knowledge of the natural world for practical purposes, esp. in industry," (same as what you said, but different phrasing), or
2) We alter the discussion topic to read Magic and non-Magic Technology, rather than Magic and Technology.
Personally, the second one sounds like a mouthful
; I would go for the first option. If someone can think of a better term for "non-magical technology" that avoids the ambiguities discussed above, then I would welcome that too though.