Hype Cycle reports disclose what’s on the rise, peaking, sliding and plateauing. Specifically, our model divides technological development, deployment and usefulness into five phases as follows:
Innovation Trigger: A potential technology breakthrough kicks things off.
Peak of Inflated Expectations: Early press produces stories of success — often accompanied by scores of failures.
Trough of Disillusionment: Interest wanes as experiments and implementations fail to deliver.
Slope of Enlightenment: More instances of how the technology creates real-world benefits start to crystallize and become more widely understood.
Plateau of Productivity: Mainstream adoption starts to take off. Criteria for assessing provider viability are more clearly defined.