As a consequence; for this reason
- a stiff breeze and hence a high windchill
In the future (used after a period of time)
- two years hence they might say something quite different
- hence, be gone
Testbeds allow for rigorous, transparent, and replicable testing of scientific theories, computational tools, and new technologies.
The term is used across many disciplines to describe a development environment that is shielded from the hazards of testing in a live or production environment. A testbed is used as a proof of concept or when a new module is tested apart from the program/system it will later be added to. A skeleton framework is implemented around the module so that the module behaves as if already part of the larger program.
We are experimental but want to deliver a cohesive whole to the listener. Our experiments can get pretty out there so for this reason, we trial stuff first. Hence the Testbed. Also it's a good google search 'cause there isn't much competition. That's probably the main reason truth be told. In fact, all that other stuff is most likely a convenient story.