Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2012


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This Hype Cycle brings together the most significant technologies from across Gartner's research areas. It provides insight into emerging technologies that have broad, cross-industry relevance, and are transformational and high impact in potential.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • What You Need to Know
    • The Hype Cycle
      • Any Channel, Any Device, Anywhere — Bring Your Own Everything
      • Smarter Things
      • Big Data and Global-Scale Computing at Small Prices
      • The Human Way to Interact With Technology
      • What Payment Could Really Become
      • The Voice of the Customer Is on File
      • 3D Print It at Home
      • New on the 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies
      • Fast Movers
      • Other Changes From 2011
    • The Priority Matrix
    • Off the Hype Cycle
    • On the Rise
      • Human Augmentation
      • Quantum Computing
      • 3D Bioprinting
      • Volumetric and Holographic Displays
      • Automatic Content Recognition
      • 3D Scanners
      • Autonomous Vehicles
      • Mobile Robots
      • Internet of Things
    • At the Peak
      • Natural-Language Question Answering
      • Silicon Anode Batteries
      • Speech-to-Speech Translation
      • Crowdsourcing
      • Big Data
      • Gamification
      • HTML5
      • Hybrid Cloud Computing
      • Wireless Power
      • 3D Printing
      • BYOD
      • Complex-Event Processing
      • Social Analytics
      • Private Cloud Computing
      • Application Stores
      • Augmented Reality
      • In-Memory Database Management Systems
      • Activity Streams
      • NFC Payment
    • Sliding Into the Trough
      • Internet TV
      • Audio Mining/Speech Analytics
      • NFC
      • Cloud Computing
      • Machine-to-Machine Communication Services
      • Mesh Networks: Sensor
      • Gesture Control
      • In-Memory Analytics
      • Text Analytics
      • Home Health Monitoring
      • Hosted Virtual Desktops
      • Virtual Worlds
      • Mobile OTA Payment
    • Climbing the Slope
      • Media Tablets
      • Consumerization
      • Biometric Authentication Methods
      • Idea Management
      • Consumer Telematics
      • Speech Recognition
    • Entering the Plateau
      • Predictive Analytics
    • Appendixes
      • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels
  • Recommended Reading
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