The Ten Technologies
This blog will follow up on the latest developments of ten technologies in the 21st century as they move from linear development (Stage 1) to an exponential development (Stage 2). 3D Printing, The Internet of Things, Autonomous Vehicles, Personal Robots, Human Genome, Agricultural Genome, Nano-Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and Quantum Computing are ten 21st century technologies that need to be followed closely by community college and university leaders as the technologies will impact the institutions in a rapid-fire manner in the exponential Stage 2.
Impact on the Business Community
Business leaders are very much aware of the need to know the timing of the change in technologies as they will need to update their operations to remain in competition with the global market. They cannot be caught off-guard as the taxi business was when Uber entered the market or the hotel industry found themselves when Airbnb entered the global competition.
Impact on Higher Education
Educators in higher education could find their institutions impacted in a rapid manner which could put them in a situation where it will be difficult to catch up. Community colleges in particular who serve the training needs of business and industry can no longer successfully operate in a fast-follow manner. It will become critical that community colleges place themselves ahead of the members of the business community in order to support them with the training they will need to adapt their businesses to remain globally competitive.
Research on the Ten Technologies
The research should be done at the institutional level, but given the daily issues that confront the administrators, faculty, and staff, it will relatively easy to place this research as a low priority. This blog will make every attempt to keep up with the development of the ten technologies, which will allow it to be an accurate resource for those involved in higher education.
Check-in with this blog regularly; it is here to help those leading, teaching and supporting their institution understand the current status of the ten technologies.