One benefit of using smart refrigerator is that it can record the date to monitor the perishable food closely (Jin & Li, 2009). The refrigerator has the capability of sending alerts when foods reach a point of spoilage. The alerts can be sent to a computer through or can be displayed on the refrigerator’s screen. With the list of stock in the refrigerator, the smart refrigerator can create possible recipes. If there are some leftover ingredients and one is not sure of what to do with them, this can be a way to dispose of them before they spoil. This essay discusses how the disruptive vs. sustaining innovations can be applied to smart technology.
Many organizations usually misunderstand the difference between disruptive and sustaining technology. Sustaining technology is a result of listening to the customers’ needs in the existing market and developing products that satisfy their needs and requirements. On the other hand, disruptive technology develops new markets that are separate to the mainstream, and they are unknown during the time of technology conception. Disruptive technology is known to produce products that are cheaper, smaller, simple, and more convenient use. They are likely to reach new markets that enable their producers grow rapidly. Smart refrigerators use the disruptive technology in the sense that it has been able to reach new markets; its technology has increased rapidly for the last few years. The smart refrigerator uses the RFID technology that is a disruptive technology. In the smart refrigerator, the RFID technology helps to keep track of the inventory. It is possible to oversee what is going and out of the refrigerator. Smart refrigerators are cheaper, simpler, and more convenient to use. Destructive technology has also been used to come up with a smart refrigerator technology in a way that customers do not expect.
The smart refrigerator applies the sustainable technology