Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2010



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High-impact technologies at the Peak of Inflated Expectations during 2010 include private cloud computing, augmented reality, media tablets (such as the iPad), wireless power, 3D flat-panel TVs and displays, and activity streams.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Human Augmentation
      • Context Delivery Architecture
      • Computer-Brain Interface
      • Terahertz Waves
      • Tangible User Interfaces
      • Extreme Transaction Processing
      • Autonomous Vehicles
      • Video Search
      • Mobile Robots
      • Social Analytics
      • 3D Printing
      • Speech-to-Speech Translation
    • At the Peak
      • Internet TV
      • Private Cloud Computing
      • Augmented Reality
      • Media Tablet
      • Wireless Power
      • 3D Flat-Panel TVs and Displays
      • 4G Standard
      • Activity Streams
      • Cloud Computing
      • Cloud/Web Platforms
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Gesture Recognition
      • Mesh Networks: Sensor
      • Microblogging
      • E-Book Readers
      • Video Telepresence
      • Broadband Over Power Lines
      • Virtual Assistants
      • Public Virtual Worlds
      • Consumer-Generated Media
      • Idea Management
      • Mobile Application Stores
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Biometric Authentication Methods
      • Internet Micropayment Systems
      • Interactive TV
      • Predictive Analytics
      • Electronic Paper
      • Location-Aware Applications
      • Speech Recognition
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Pen-Centric Tablet PCs
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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