Gartner's 2016 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

by Volker Weber

Source: Gartner (August 2016)

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Interesting. Also, to see, which companies are investing hard in the (narrow) peak or even bet the farm on it.

Hubert Stettner, 2016-08-18

Surely really smart dust would just clean itself away instead of settling somewhere?

Armin Grewe, 2016-08-18

The interesting part about this hype cycle (might be due to the selection of technologies as "emerging"):
- none is due within 2 years
- just 3 within 5 years

A few are "duh", like "more data Centers"

Stephan H. Wissel, 2016-08-21

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