Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2012

Published: 31 July 2012

ID: G00233931

Analyst(s): Hung LeHong, Jackie Fenn


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


  • 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

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