2010 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

Gartner has released the 2010 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. This annual report tracks the progression of various technologies through the Hype Cycle. The cycle begins with “… over-enthusiasm through a period of disillusionment to an eventual understanding of the technology’s relevance and role in a market or domain.” 

So what’s hot and what’s not? Some of the themes that emerged from the report include:

Technologies such as media tablets, 3D flat-panel TV’s, gesture recognition will drive new styles of user interactionAugmented reality is “… creating new opportunities for personalized and contextually aware information access.”Cloud computing continues to have impact and private cloud computing is “..still rising”Several new, not-widely used, technologies such as 3D printing and mobile robots can “… can provide significant value when used appropriately.”

What technologies will be mainstream in the near future? Some of the technologies the report predicts will become mainstream in the next 2 to 5 years include:

Speech recognitionElectronic paperInteractive TVLocation aware applicationsGesture recognition

 To view the Gartner press release or access a copy of the report, click here.  (AW)

Gartner’s 2010 Hype Cycle Special Report Evaluates Maturity of 1,800 Technologies | October 7, 2010

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