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7 top tech trends impacting innovators in 2016

19 January 2016

Phone screen.

Cisco, who terms the “Internet of Things” (IoT), “The Internet of Everything,” predicts that 50 billion devices (including our smartphones, appliances, and office equipment) will be wirelessly connected via a network of sensors to the internet by 2020. 

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Characteristics of technology

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Characteristics of technological outcomes

Characteristics of technology debate the value of employing the notion of ‘fitness for purpose in its broadest sense’ as related to: the design and development, manufacture, evaluation and analysis of technological outcomes.







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