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Future Proof

Slang; describing anything unlikely to become obsolete. For example, paper could be considered future proof because it will be a needed office supply regardless of what new technology develops. This concept is the opposite of planned obsolescence.
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As far as future-proofing virtual sets systems, the advent of so much media currently being streamed online, along with the option of being able to tweak virtual reality (VR) sets regularly is already future-proof enough.
With so many IIoT possibilities available to industry, the focus for industry should be on future-proofing. After all, no one knows how all of this IIoT business will shake out.
Truth is, future-proofing education is no longer an option.
He shares the Library Digital Relevancy Index, which contextualizes the results of the first industry-wide pilot of libraries examining the degree of digital future-proofing.
If you want it to have staying power, you need to think about future-proofing.
Minimizing the need to apply energy-saving measures in the future entails future-proofing by consolidating durability and adaptability for technology-readiness and occupants' changing behaviors from an early design stage.
The future-proofing challenge can be understood by referring to the vast repositories of analog video and U-matic 3/4" videotape in the libraries of many large media organizations.
UNDER PRESSURE TO KEEP SPENDING DOWN BUT also keep pace with rapid technology changes, many districts are future-proofing their schools--trying to get the most out of their tech spending by providing solutions they will be able to use now and in the future without major, expensive infrastructure overhauls.
Three league tables measured environmental impact, quality of life for residents and "future-proofing" - how well cities were addressing issues such as climate change, recycling and biodiversity.
"The Reactivity SDK simplifies and speeds the integration of Reactivity Gateways with existing custom infrastructure, and demonstrates our commitment to ease of integration and to future-proofing our customers' investments regardless of infrastructure and data format," said Andrew Nash, Reactivity's CTO.
For several years I have been intrigued - and sometimes plagued - by the idea of future-proofing a new school.