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What are some of the "emerging technologies" of five years ago? Ten years ago? Which were successful, and which were unsuccessful?
“Emerging Technologies” of ten years ago
Peer-to-Peer computing – Successful
Distributed computing and peer-to-peer computer is the result of increased bandwidth and increased processing needs such as information sharing, file sharing and printer sharing (Herring, 2000).
Upstaging dot.com – Unsuccessful
Bricks and mortar retailer upstaged the beginning of the dot.com revolution thus insisting the venture capitalist to stick to the basics. They believe the old ways of doing business is the right way (Herring, 2000).
Transformation of the military - Successful
September 11, 2000 terror attacks hastened the transformation of military and internal security because they were responding to the new global wars, which resulted in a dependency on the primacy of intelligence and also the usage of technologies such as the robot aircraft, night vision goggles, battlefield computing networks, automatic bomb detections, facial scanning and anti-bioterrorism devices (Herring, 2002).
NTT DoCoMo's Internet-enabled cell phones – Successful
Acceptance of the NTT DoCoMo's Internet enabled cell phone has Japan’s cellular phones leading the Asian countries towards fixed line of infrastructures and then wireless (Herring, 2000).
Red Herring touts nanotech – Successful
Nanotechnology like one Red Herring touts is an industrial revolution that has been stated for the decade. Nanotech has been cutting across lots of technological fields like materials, heat and also electrical transmission, molecular electronics and also the miniature sensors. Nanotech may blossom faster than biotech because it is not subject to time consuming clinical trials and FDA regulatory processes (Herring, 2002).
Functional genomics – Successful
Functional genomics may change methods f how the latest drugs are developed and also increase our understanding about disease processes (Herring, 2000).
Emerging Technology five years ago
Blogs - Successful
Blogs began as online diaries that conceal the difficulties of Web site publishing. They are shared and allow postings from readers. Comments are reviewed, and tracked periodically. Blogs are easily linked to other website. And, there are search engines for blogs such as Technorati. Today, there are millions of blogs (Wilkins, 2005).
Wikis - Successful
Wiki permit easy collaboration editing of its content. Mistakes are corrected effortlessly. Like Blogs, the complexity of the HTML is not immediately apparent. There are more than 700,000+ Wikipedia articles, 10,000+ Wikitionary definitions, and 5,000+ Wikiquote quotes. Wikis are shared and changes are tracked (Wilkins, 2005).
Really Simple Syndication - Successful
Blogs and wikis support RSS. RSS used to record published articles and when a article is published. Once an article, blog, or wiki is change the changes are readily available and the data is repurposed. Users can find information without difficulty. XML stores the information (Wilkins, 2005)