Dr. Thornburg (2009) states that an emerging technology means different things to different people because it depends on the technological use of the tool in everyday practice. Dr. Thornburg similarly describes one of the forces that drives emerging technology as Rhymes of History.” This term is used to define a new technology which has emerged due to the impact felt many years before from another technology, or when a technology rekindles something from the past.
Emerging technologies are those technical innovations which represent progressive developments within a field for competitive advantage ; 3 converging technologies represent previously distinct fields which are in some way moving towards stronger inter-connection and similar goals.
PwC helps organizations determine what technologies hold high promise, how the technology is different from the current state, and how those emerging technologies might stimulate innovation or be disruptive We also assist on identifying what barriers exist to more broad business adoption as well as the risks of the new technology.
Virtual Umbrella has worked on a number of notable projects including creating a virtual reality cinema in Cannes, curating and running a technology hub as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and providing immersive experiences along the BBC and Imperial War Museum.
We included exoskeletons in our list of emerging technologies that could change the world 4 Technologies That Could Change the World 4 Technologies That Could Change the World Right now is such an exciting time to be alive, as science and technology hurtles humanity forward at such incredible rates.