The ever increasing sophistication of cyberattacks represents a mounting and serious risk to private organizations, public agencies, and individual users alike. Roger assesses the aspects of embracing a new technology, attempting to shed some light on how those who accepted such innovation influence those who later use it. In this model, decisions are individualized, with no collective mind or authoritative influence; those within the social group must decide whether or not to adapt such technology by following this five-step process: 1) knowledge, 2) persuasion, 3) decision, 4) implementation, and 5) confirmation (Roger, 1995, p 162).
Having completed my project on emerging technology, I believe that the first thing that has to take place is school boards and administrators must ensure that teachers/educators have an understanding of what technology can do for them in the classroom and how it can help students be prepared to compete in a global market. Message boards, blogs and other more advanced systems are forms of communication used in the Web 2.0 technology.
But there’s a Big Brother risk in the emerging category of “location-based services” that isn’t getting enough attention. As cyber attacks become more sophisticated and pervasive, so must the technologies companies use to thwart them and secure our data. There is little doubt that healthcare services are moving back to the community where it used to reside. My awareness of new technology was enhanced when an emerged technology became available for use. Bart did not only view new technology as a plague, but recognizes its uses, also.
With an agenda aimed at real-world, business-critical decision makers, and a lineup of experts unequaled at other technology events, the Rock Stars of Emerging Technologies is an obvious investment for any organization interested in influencing the future of emerging technology. Technology has a critical role to play in addressing each of the major challenges the world faces, yet it also poses significant economic and social risks. Closer to home, many Australian companies are focusing on emerging markets as a key growth area.
While Delta is obviously leading the pack in innovation of the faucet industry other companies are building better faucet technologies. Increasingly, we’re encountering situations where the best technology can do is assist humans. One example of a technology that represents a rhyme of history would be the information revolution. Some emerging technologies replace existing technologies, some work with and add functionality and some do something new.