Other New Technologies

Jennifer H. Meadows, Ph.D.*


Every two years, the editors of this book struggle to decide which chapters to include. There are always more options than there is space because new communication technologies develop almost daily. This chapter outlines some of these technologies deemed important, but not ready for a full chapter. The 17th edition of this book may cover these technologies in full chapters just as digital signage was once featured in an “Other New Technologies” chapter. Among the choices, three technologies stand out: artificial intelligence, blockchain and cryptocurrency, and 5G.

Artificial Intelligence

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