in its infancy


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in its infancy

In the early, nascent period of development or implementation. (Typically of an area of activity, interest, research, etc.) Despite social media's ubiquity in modern life, research on its effects on human behavior is still in its infancy.
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Data sharing is still in its infancy at the State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs, which is charged with screening foreign visa applicants for possible terrorist or criminal ties.
In its infancy, the internet was metaphorically dubbed the Information Superhighway, with its attendant on-ramps, potholes, and slow and fast lanes.
Moreover, remember that the internet is still in its infancy.
While the effort is still in its infancy, the goal is to convert the dumb order-taking computer into a thinking problem solver.
And with the ISP industry in its infancy, huge phone companies like Pac Bell, AT&T and MCI only recently have started to throw around large sums to grab market share.