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Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2013

Published: 09 August 2013

ID: G00252762

Analyst(s): Jackie Fenn , Hung LeHong


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
    • 1. Augmenting Humans With Technology
    • 2. Machines Replacing Humans
    • 3. Humans and Machines Working Alongside Each Other
    • 4. Machines Better Understanding Humans and the Environment
    • 5. Humans Better Understanding Machines
    • 6. Machines and Humans Becoming Smarter
    • Other Relevant Hype Cycles
    • New on the 2013 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off The Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Bioacoustic Sensing
    • Smart Dust
    • Quantum Computing
    • Quantified Self
    • 3D Bioprinting
    • Brain-Computer Interface
    • Human Augmentation
    • Volumetric and Holographic Displays
    • Electrovibration
    • Affective Computing
    • Prescriptive Analytics
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Biochips
    • Neurobusiness
  • At the Peak
    • 3D Scanners
    • Mobile Robots
    • Speech-to-Speech Translation
    • Internet of Things
    • Natural-Language Question Answering
    • Big Data
    • Consumer 3D Printing
    • Gamification
    • Wearable User Interfaces
    • Complex-Event Processing
    • Content Analytics
    • In-Memory Database Management Systems
    • Virtual Assistants
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Augmented Reality
    • Machine-to-Machine Communication Services
    • Mobile Health Monitoring
    • NFC
    • Mesh Networks: Sensor
    • Cloud Computing
    • Virtual Reality
    • In-Memory Analytics
    • Gesture Control
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Activity Streams
    • Enterprise 3D Printing
    • Biometric Authentication Methods
    • Consumer Telematics
    • Location Intelligence
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Speech Recognition
    • Predictive Analytics
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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