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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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.