Universal Journal of Applied Science Vol. 2(2), pp. 47 - 52
DOI: 10.13189/ujas.2014.020202
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Technological Evolution: Two Suggested Concepts

Geoffrey Fishburn *
The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia 2052


In introducing the concept of “exaptation” Gould and Vrba argued that it can often be gainful to introduce new ways (“revised taxonomies”) of ordering and describing phenomena. In this paper two such are suggested with respect to technological change. The first involves a distinction between what are defined here as ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ complexity, and a suggested scheme of their co-evolution. The second points to the need for and usefulness of recognition of the corollary to the well-known phenomenon of ‘locking-in’, that which is characterised here as ‘locking-out’.

Technology, Complexity, Locking-In

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[1] Geoffrey Fishburn , "Technological Evolution: Two Suggested Concepts," Universal Journal of Applied Science, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 47 - 52, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/ujas.2014.020202.

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Geoffrey Fishburn (2014). Technological Evolution: Two Suggested Concepts. Universal Journal of Applied Science, 2(2), 47 - 52. DOI: 10.13189/ujas.2014.020202.