Thankfully, no more “disrupt”! No #disrupting Not!

Caption:: Prabeen: Thankfully, no more “disrupt”! No #disrupting Not! The word that itself a #headline that caught & captured the #imagination, changed many a #life & caught so many views! so #disrupting! Oops! Did I use so many disrupts!? Not disrupting!

But thankfully, no more “disrupt”! No! Not that much, not that more! At least not that flood! Years 2016 & 2017 mostly everywhere I saw the prefix disrupt+ words “disrupts” & “disrupting” not just in technology, markets & related, not just industry, but across the globe across areas. It was so general & common use! I’m not saying it’s in hibernation mode this year or dead.

I was not just overwhelmed by the overuse of “disrupt” but baffled as to the common knowledge & mine, & use, it was actually in the negative & not revolutionary/inspirational. Earlier that word I could hear/read only in political circles & functioning: disrupting Parliament/Sessions/Events; & then suddenly movement / ideology is disrupting etc.

Most disrupting (/ occurring) combination / terms / phrases:

disrupting policy (/market policy, govt…);

disrupting innovation, disrupting idea;

such & so technology disrupting

digital disruption (much more than earlier digital / business transformation)

disrupting trend

discovery & findings going to disrupt

 DICTIONARY meaning: Interrupt (an event, activity, or process) by causing a disturbance or problem.

>Drastically alter or destroy the structure of

>to break apart

>to throw into disorder

>to interrupt the normal course or unity of

>to throw into confusion or disorder

>to interrupt or impede


Late Middle English: from Latin disrupt- ‘broken apart’, disruptus, from the common verb disrumpere.

(“to break or burst asunder”), from dis-, di- (“apart, asunder”) + rumpere (“to break”).

So why disrupt? Because it got a (new!) meaning to it:

To improve a product or service in ways that displace an established one and surprise the market.

That kind was definitely thought provoking & compelling almost any body and everybody using the buzz-word/catch-phrase prefix disrupt!

Is it safe to say “disrupt” the father of notion (if not common child), not just notion/s, but of all (disrupting) posts/articles/views/proposals/publications & ideas?

The rescuer, the insurance & guarantee of a disrupting one!

disrupt* -the father & mother of all disrupting ones. The AllMighty!

It was as if it was trash (forget even disrupting) if it didn’t contain the word/prefix “disrupt” itself!

For sure, the Cynosure. & Dinosaur! Oops! Did I just mention that!?

Whose brain child by the way?

It’s not about bucking the trend, not just buzzing, but disrupting!

The word that caught & captured the imagination, changed many a life & grabbed so many views! so disrupting!

Oops! Did I use so many disrupts!? Not disrupting!


~ Prabeen Kumar Pati

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The most disrupting/buzzing word/term/happening of the year 2017 & the list (listed by Prabeen)

The most disrupting/buzzing word/term/happening of the year 2017 & the list (listed by Prabeen)

  1. disrupt” – the “most buzzing word/term/prefix in the world of technology & everywhere” of the year 2017 & pre-: (my diagram incomplete).

2. BitCoin – the sensational rise & rise & the invitation to scrutiny thereby ->volatility. Most buzzing thing and controversial thing of late.

3. AIArtificial Intelligence:

The most common revolutionary disruptive word/phrase & happening / reality in the world throughout not just technology.

4. 4th (Fourth) Industrial Revolution.

Yes it’s happening already & AI is just a part of it.

5. VRVirtual Reality

6. ARAugmented Reality


Let’s bit go one level details in broader category wise:

  1. disrupt:

#disrupt / disrupts / disruption / disruptive

  • disrupting technology / idea…
  • disruptive innovation
  • disrupting policy
  • digital disruption

As stated, the most common revolutionary disruptive word/phrase & happening / reality in the world not just technology:

  1. (2) AI Artificial Intelligence

(& related pre- happening – underneath & along-with:

2.3 Big Data + 2.1 Machine Learning + 2.2 Analytics)

#AI, (apart from (4) mobile), my personal point of view, I was very sure & had visualized; & also responded to my uncle way back in the year 2008 when he asked what’s the next big thing or future of technology;

& future of IT / jobs: IT market far from being saturated. Gov-based lots of opportunities. There would be job losses but also new paradigm shift & opportunities from time to time.

4. Virtual Assistant (related to AI)

5. Mobile – Mobility. Mobile Platform (always buzzing and so common that buzzing is not even a word).

6. Touch (Touchable User Interface) . Self-explanatory.

7. Speech Recognition (again self-suficient)

8. Facial Recognition (LG used it, but Apple / iPhone hyped it and justified it)

9. Connected: connected network. connected world. connected things.

10. #IoT (under / related to 9) – Internet of Things (carries over from past year)

11. BlockChain (financial transactions / logs / institutions)

12. CryptoCurrency (under/related to 11) – Most / Top controversial technology thing.

13. (3) BitCoin (under/related to category 8! but actually at #2or 3.) (- the sensational rise & rise & the invitation to scrutiny thereby ->volatility. Most buzzing thing of late. It’s not just bit of a coin! Very complex and complicated and energy-sapping. Most / No.1 controversial technology thing + term especially of late.

Yes, all these years, even I’ve been a silent spectator as many. Never knew how to invest nor have the resources/money to invest.

Most underestimated or under-/not-hyped but used and really effective/relating word/term/thing: “unified“.

14. #unified: unified stack, unified architecture => unified connected world

Happening in the background not very hyped or vocal:

15. OpenBank project. (Financials+Credit/Loans. Transactions. Logs. History. Eligibility)

16. Trend in Collaboration (actually one top thing).

17. Architecture: Open.x Open Architecture

Obvious & common use:

18. Cloud

19. Machines / Robots

20. Automation

(1) human at the centre (center)/core of it all.

These will continue for the next year as well. More are there but let me stop here for the time-being.

~ Prabeen

Prabeen Kumar Pati