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The Technology S-Curve

Define a technology S-curve, explain why it is important, describe what leads to a shift in the S-curve, and explain the pros and cons of using technology S-curves.

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Technology S-curve

Define a technology S-curve, explain why it is important, describe what leads to a shift in the S-curve, and explain the pros and cons of using technology S-curves.

The technology S-curve is used to measure performance with a convenient metric, e.g., speed which is plotted on linear scale which usually follows the shape of an S then reaching a limit that is determined by some fundamental physical constraint which is related to an underlying technology. It is a useful framework which describes how the old technologies are substituted with new ones at the industry level. It summarizes the rate of change for a technology. However, it doesn't indicate the direction of change and how a technology system has ...

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The solution defines the technology S-curve, its importance, pros and cons, and what causes it to shift. References included.

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