Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2007

Published: 13 July 2007

ID: G00149712

Analyst(s): Monica Basso , Scott Morrison, Rafe John Graham Ball, David Mario Smith, Neil MacDonald , Stephen Prentice, James Lundy, Nikos Drakos , Yefim Natis , Matthew Cain , Jackie Fenn , Jim Tully, Anthony Bradley , Pete Basiliere , Carol Rozwell , Whit Andrews , Ray Valdes, Mark R. Gilbert, Leslie Fiering, W. Roy Schulte , Paul McGuckin, Rich Costello, Elroy Jopling, David Cearley , Martin Reynolds , Mark Raskino , Nick Jones , John Davison, Gene Phifer , David Smith , Rita E. Knox, Waldir Arevolo De Azevedo Filho


Themes of this year's emerging-technology Hype Cycle include Web 2.0 innovations, commercialization of novel user interaction techniques, and mobile technologies and applications. Ten technologies have been designated as having a transformational impact.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Tera-architectures
    • Behavioral Economics
    • Mobile Robots
    • Ambient and Glanceable Displays
    • Web Platforms
  • At the Peak
    • Portable Personality
    • 3-D Printing
    • Content Analytics
    • Video Telepresence
    • Collective Intelligence
    • Expertise Location and Management
    • Gesture Recognition
    • Mashup
    • Virtual Environments/Virtual Worlds
    • Mesh Networks: Sensor
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Idea Management
    • Web 2.0 Workplace Technologies
    • Electronic Paper
    • Web 2.0
    • RFID (Item)
    • Social Network Analysis
    • RSS Enterprise
    • RFID (Case/Pallet)
    • Wikis
    • Semantic Web
    • SOA
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Location-Aware Technology
    • Location-Aware Applications
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Enterprise Instant Messaging
  • Appendices
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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