Disruptive technology

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A disruptive technology or disruptive innovation is a technological breakthrough that challenges the mainstream or status quo. An example would be the automobile disrupting the market for horse-and-buggy transportation, or the airplane disrupting the market for travel by ship across an ocean.

This concept is contrasted with a sustaining technology that enhances existing technology in an incremental manner.

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