Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2015

Published: 27 July 2015

ID: G00289755

Analyst(s): Mike Walker , Betsy Burton


Gartner's Emerging Technologies 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
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Smart Dust
    • Virtual Personal Assistants
    • Digital Security
    • People-Literate Technology
    • Bioacoustic Sensing
    • Quantum Computing
    • Brain-Computer Interface
    • Human Augmentation
    • Volumetric Displays
    • 3D Bioprinting Systems for Organ Transplant
    • Smart Robots
    • Affective Computing
    • Connected Home
    • IoT Platform
    • Biochips
    • Citizen Data Science
    • Neurobusiness
    • Software-Defined Security
  • At the Peak
    • Digital Dexterity
    • Micro Data Centers
    • Smart Advisors
    • Advanced Analytics With Self-Service Delivery
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Internet of Things
    • Speech-to-Speech Translation
    • Machine Learning
    • Wearables
    • Cryptocurrencies
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Consumer 3D Printing
    • Natural-Language Question Answering
    • Hybrid Cloud Computing
    • Augmented Reality
    • Cryptocurrency Exchange
    • Autonomous Field Vehicles
    • Virtual Reality
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Gesture Control
    • Enterprise 3D Printing
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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