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Enabling technology

Enabling technology

An enabling technology is an invention or innovation , which can be applied to drive radical change in the capabilities of a user or culture. Enabling technologies are characterized by rapid development of technologies, often in various fields. See General purpose technology .

Equipment and / or methodology que, une solution d’une solution d’augmentation et une solution d’une produit de product et une solution d’une produit de product et une solution de product. [1]

Historically significant enabling technologies

Ancient and prehistorical eras

  • Glasses

Classical era

  • The Printing Press revolutionizes the way people conceive and describe the world they live, ushering in the period of modernity .

Modern era

  • Steam engine : The stationary steam engine was a key component of the Industrial Revolution , allowing factories to locate where water power was unavailable
  • Electric Motor
  • Internal Combustion Engine
  • Anesthetics
  • Flight
  • Personal Computer
  • Internet : The Internet has enabled new forms of social interaction, activities, and social associations.
  • Cloud computing
  • Inter seasonal thermal energy storage : the recycling of waste heat and the use of natural energy (eg summer heat or cold winter) for heating or cooling in the opposite season.
  • Manufacturing
  • 3D Printing : “Three-dimensional printing Makes It as cheap to create single items as it is to Produce Thousands and THUS undermines economies of scale It May-have you Profound year impact on the world as the coming of the factory DID..” [2]

See also

  • Technology


  1. Jump up^ “What is enabling technology? Definition and meaning” . BusinessDictionary.com . 2016-12-05 . Retrieved 2016-12-11 .
  2. Jump up^ “Print me a Stradivarius – How to change the world” . Economist Technology. 2011-02-10 . Retrieved 2012-01-31 .