“RED QUEENS AND INCREASING RETURN” APPLIED TO DVDS AND VIDEO-ON-DEMAND

Author: Komlan E. Ezunkpe Thornburg (2013a) uses the term “Red Queens and Increasing Returns” to explain competition and attraction in the context of future and emerging technologies. He uses the term Red Queens to describe the elements which are in play when two products are in close competition, and each continues to find a way …

SIXTHSENSE: A DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Author: Komlan E. Ezunkpe SixthSense: A disruptive technology and gesture-based computing system Disruptive technologies serve as creative forces for emerging technologies (Thornburg, 2014a); SixthSense technology is one of these technologies. In a conference, The Thrilling Potential of SixthSense Technology (TED India, 2009), Pranav Mistry has demoed a model of SixthSense system that uses Gesture-based computer …

McLuhan’s Law Applied to OG/Zero Generation and 3-4G/Third & Fourth Generation Mobile Phones

I. MCLUHAN’S TETRAD APPLIED TO OG/ZERO GENERATION MOBILE PHONES MCLUHAN’S TETRAD ENHANCES: Instant communication Ubiquitous mobile Network Access OBSOLESCES: Telegraphy: “write at a distance”   RETRIEVES: Verbal communication/expression of “affection” Paying attention Access information in real-time REVERSES: Device will be naturally in sync with our biological and emotional impulses The early mobile phones are often …

Moore’s Law

Author: Komlan Edouard Ezunkpe Moore’s law is named after Gordon E. Moore, the co-founder of Intel and Fairchild Semiconductor, whose 1965 paper described a doubling every year in the number of components per integrated circuit, and projected this rate of growth would continue for at least another decade (Wikipedia, 2015). Moore’s observation—the number of transistors …

Flipped Classroom

Flipped Classroom Author: Komlan Edouard Ezunkpe Identify a current technology that emerged in the last few years that shapes learning or productivity in your industry The technology innovation being used in my program is the pedagogical strategy known as the flipped classroom.  According to the most recent New Media Consortium Horizon Report, the flipped classroom …