What is Disruptive Technology

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You may have already come across the term "disruptive technology" and you may have wondered on what is its meaning. Well, as the term itself suggests, disruptive technology refers to the types of technology which may alter the existing status quo that we have currently. Some examples of this are telephones and digital cameras.

The invention of telephone has revolutionized the way we send and receive or communicate with other persons such as our families and friends who are in far places. Instead of sending a snail mail which can take up to days or weeks, people then opted to use telephones in communicating with others. With this as an example, we can see how telephone has changed the way we live our lives.

Disruptive technology may have good and bad effects in our society but it is only up to us on whether we would consider its effects as advantages or disadvantages. Technology actually refers to the methods, techniques, and procedures that we do in order to achieve a certain goal or completing a certain task.

Most of these disruptive technologies have caused our world to be more comfortable and convenient to live in. An example of this is the invention of computers. Just like the invention of telephones, people also found computers to be more effective when it comes to sending and receiving messages to other people with, of course, the help of the internet. Instead of just calling our loved ones over the phones, we can now have a video conference with them using a computer.

There is also what we call low-market disruptive technology and a great example of this will be the notebook computers. This particular type of computer is actually a smaller version of a laptop. Notebooks also are less expensive as compared to actual laptops enabling people without laptops have their own notebooks. We can say that notebook computers have become popular but not to the extent that it would replace laptops.


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This article was published on 2011/01/05