The Southwest Emerging Technology Symposium (SETS) 2017 will be held on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at the Wyndham El Paso Airport in El Paso, Texas. Technological growth includes incremental developments and disruptive technologies An example of the former was the gradual roll-out of DVD (digital video disc) as a development intended to follow on from the previous optical technology compact disc By contrast, disruptive technologies are those where a new method replaces the previous technology and makes it redundant, for example, the replacement of horse-drawn carriages by automobiles.
A 2005 report published by the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) entitled Cyber Security: A Crisis of Prioritization” outlined the federal government’s role in investing in long-term R&D projects to identify and develop next-generation solutions to America’s emerging digital vulnerabilities (Interagency Working Group on Cyber Security and Information Assurance, 2006).
Julian has given talks and exhibited many of his emerging technology projects, designs and concepts in venues such as SIGGRAPH, LIFT, Xerox PARC, ‘Reilly Emerging Technology Conference and Where 2.0 Conference on Location-Based Technology, Ubicomp, Ars Electronica, ACM SIGCHI, ACM Advances in Computer Entertainment, Banff New Media Institute, American Museum of the Moving Image, Art Interactive, Boston Cyberarts Festival, SHiFT, Reboot, Eyebeam Atelier, and SK Telecom’s Art Center Nabi.
In this case, whether a technology has become a universal standard or merely the local standard in my community of practice, adoption would seem a logical course unless I have compelling personal reasons against it. Similarly, if I have adopted an emerging technology and believe that it should reach maturity as the standard, either locally or universally, my best arguments are based on the merits of the technology itself.
The definition of diffusion is the manner in which a technological advance is spread via certain channels from one member of society to another over a period of time (Roger, 1995, p 5). Fascinatingly, diffusion theory shows that the majority of members within a society segment depend greatly upon the decisions made by other members within that same segment of society regarding the innovation.