Since the middle of the 20th Century, the pace of political, social and technological change has accelerated exponentially. The concept of paradigm shift which only recently dominated progressive thinking is being replaced with the concept of disruptive innovation, where even pioneering industries and institutions are confronted with changes so radical as to represent a potential challenge to their survival.This issue of the DTIC Review provides material related to technologies and innovations with the potential to transform or disrupt existing military, political and industrial institutions. Both the innovations themselves and the proposed strategies for dealing with them are presented.
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