Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2018

Published: 06 August 2018

ID: G00340159

Analyst(s): Mike Walker


Our 2018 Hype Cycle reveals five emerging technology trends that profoundly shift experiences in our spaces, blur the lines between human and machine, and enable AI ubiquity that will propel organizations to connect into new business ecosystems to become competitive over the next decade.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
    • Emerging Technologies Trends
    • Major Hype Cycle Changes
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Biotech — Cultured or Artificial Tissue
    • Flying Autonomous Vehicles
    • Smart Dust
    • Artificial General Intelligence
    • 4D Printing
    • Knowledge Graphs
    • Neuromorphic Hardware
    • Blockchain for Data Security
    • Exoskeleton
    • Edge AI
    • Autonomous Driving Level 5
    • Conversational AI Platform
    • Self-Healing System Technology
    • Volumetric Displays
    • 5G
    • Quantum Computing
  • At the Peak
    • AI PaaS
    • Deep Neural Network ASICs
    • Smart Robots
    • Autonomous Mobile Robots
    • Brain-Computer Interface
    • Smart Workspace
    • Biochips
    • Digital Twin
    • Deep Neural Nets (Deep Learning)
    • Carbon Nanotube
    • IoT Platform
    • Virtual Assistants
    • Silicon Anode Batteries
    • Blockchain
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Connected Home
    • Autonomous Driving Level 4
    • Mixed Reality
    • Smart Fabrics
    • Augmented Reality
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.