Every day, technological innovations are presented to us, inviting us to completely rethink our existence. Are these considered true disruptions? Does their arrival have a distinct before and after? Do they become essential to the point of displacing past innovations?
A true disruptive technology is a technological innovation that affects a particular product or service, and eventually replaces an already dominant technology in a market.
Examples of these disruptive technologies and their estimated potential for economic impact:
In 2014, the MIT Technology Review published its ranking of 10 Breakthrough Technologies. They speculate on ultraprivate smartphones, agile robots, neuromorphic chips, brain mapping and organ printing technology. Despite the diversity of the selected technologies, they definitely show a trend: in 2014, technology became more organic.