mature technology

(redirected from Mature science)

mature technology

A popular term for any technology for which any improvements in deployment are evolutionary rather than revolutionary.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The primary reasons smart companies fail at IT planning is twofold; one, there is a large gap that exists between the IT department and executive oversight, with many CEO's and CFO's treating cloud, colocation and data center planning as "IT's problem," and two, the lack of mature science behind IT capacity planning in uncertain environments," stated Alan Howard, Chief Researcher, WiredRE.
Rather than discover and mature science and technology, the fast follower leverages the work of others and gains competitive advantage by finding unique innovative applications of these leading-edge technologies to solve problems for its customers.
Earth Star is a pick for mature science fiction teen readers who will appreciate its complex social and political insights.
126) Thus a mature science according to Nickles contains "revolutions", but the revolutions do not involve radical disruptions but incremental modifications instead: "Kuhn himself clearly remains in the Enlightenment-Modern tradition of regarding mature science as a very special and important social enterprise, one that progresses in more evident ways than any other human endeavor--including progress through revolutions.
Babylon 5: Our First, Best Hope for Mature Science Fiction Television" by Sherryl Vint explores Babylon 5 as an sf epic and "a novel for television" offering an alternative structure for serial sf TV (247).
Both aspects of science can be problematized: Ready-Made Science--or mature science, in Jankovich's terms--is seen as problematic, if it is taken for granted by the scientists themselves.
The Proof of Concept Fund (POC) invests up to pounds 90,000 in pre-start, early stage or more mature science and technology-based companies, whereas the Co-Investment Fund (COIF) specialises in high-growth technology opportunities and will lead or participate in syndicates of investors.
Since this text was first published in 1981, the post-harvest physiology and technology of fresh produce and ornamentals has become a mature science.
If mature science graduates could just give two days a week and be paid, at least that's a start,' he said.
Hydrogeology is now a relatively mature science in which we understand much about the physics and chemistry of groundwater flow.
You could say that metabolism is a mature science looking for a game to play in.
3) The historical progress of mature science is largely a matter of successively more accurate approximations to the truth about observable and non-observable phenomena.