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Shock of the New: The Challenge and Promise of Emerging Technologies by Gary Woodill, Chad Udell

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APPENDIX B

Applying the BUILDS Framework

To show you how to use the BUILDS evaluation framework described in chapters 2 through 7 and listed in appendix A, here we’ve applied its six perspectives—business, user experience, impact, learning, dependencies, and signals—to six specific technologies:

• blockchain

• adaptive learning and personalization

• 3-D printing

• the Internet of Things/Internet of Everything (IoT/IoE)

• artificial intelligence and machine learning

• augmented reality and virtual reality.

Blockchain

What It Is

Blockchains are trustworthy, distributed digital ledgers (databases)—records of transactions replicated across many computers ...

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