Gartner Research

Maverick* Research: Goodbye Smartphones, Hello HMDs

Published: 16 September 2015

ID: G00278062

Analyst(s): Brian Blau , Annette Zimmermann , Tuong Nguyen


The move from smartphones to head-mounted displays will disrupt the nature of human-to-machine interactions for business processes and personal use. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
  • Executive Brief
  • Analysis
  • Introduction — A Normal Day in 2025
  • The Mainstream Outlook to the Devices Market — or a Black Swan?
  • Transition in User Interface and Platform Occur All the Time
  • How We Will Interact With Technology in 20 years
  • Technology Outlook
    • Immersive Technologies and How They Make Interactions More Meaningful
    • IoT and Ambient Experiences Are Important Elements to HMD Adoption
    • Hardware and UI Characteristics of HMD
    • The Ultimate HMD
  • Say Goodbye to Your Smartphone and Hello to Your HMD
    • The Trigger Point: When Will the Transition Happen?
    • Society Paradigm Shift — Wearing HMDs in Public
    • Other Risks and Concerns
  • What CIOs Need to Know
    • What Is the Business Case for HMD?
    • Bring Your Own Face
    • Privacy and Security Concerns

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