They say that it is bleeding edge if it is something new and untested. Previously it was the cutting edge. Why people equate the latest in the technology with something which indicates bloodshed and harm? It must have some deep psychological connection.
The technology is not always useful. It can cause harm too. When someone discovers a new way to perform a function, there is a lot of hype about it. It’s advantages are extolled and the virtues are enumerated. After using this for some time, we discover all the disadvantages of the latest tech. Now back to the drawing board to come up with another Fantastic idea. This is the name of the game.
So I guess, bleeding edge technology would signify that if you are not careful while using it, you can bleed your heart out! Well jokes aside, we should be careful while embracing newest and fresh off the scientific lab techs, as anything that has not been adequately tested can be a potential hazard.
In response to;
This week’s prompt consists of two words –
The dictionary meaning is
the very forefront of technological development.
However, I can visualize many more applications of the word. Go where your imagination takes you.