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Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2014

Published: 28 July 2014

ID: G00264126

Analyst(s): Hung LeHong , Rand Leeb-du Toit, 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
    • New on the 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies
    • Major Changes
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Bioacoustic Sensing
    • Digital Security
    • Virtual Personal Assistants
    • Smart Workspace
    • Connected Home
    • Quantified Self
    • Brain-Computer Interface
    • Human Augmentation
    • Quantum Computing
    • Software-Defined Anything
    • Volumetric and Holographic Displays
    • 3D Bioprinting Systems
    • Smart Robots
    • Affective Computing
    • Biochips
    • Neurobusiness
    • Prescriptive Analytics
  • At the Peak
    • Data Science
    • Smart Advisors
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Speech-to-Speech Translation
    • Internet of Things
    • Natural-Language Question Answering
    • Wearable User Interfaces
    • Consumer 3D Printing
    • Cryptocurrencies
    • Complex-Event Processing
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Big Data
    • In-Memory Database Management Systems
    • Content Analytics
    • Hybrid Cloud Computing
    • Gamification
    • Augmented Reality
    • Machine-to-Machine Communication Services
    • Mobile Health Monitoring
    • Cloud Computing
    • NFC
    • Virtual Reality
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Gesture Control
    • In-Memory Analytics
    • Activity Streams
    • Enterprise 3D Printing
    • 3D Scanners
    • Consumer Telematics
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Speech Recognition
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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