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All That Hype: Gartner Releases It’s 2016 Hype Cycle For Emerging Technologies

At first there’s a trigger, then a wave of reaction flows through the masses. The strength of the reaction creates disillusionment and shakes confidence, then, slowly but surely, a sense of enlightenment brings about true, sustainable productivity. It is, of course, the hype cycle. An almost tediously predictable chart of the peaks and troughs we insist on going through to define and bring new technology to market. The 2016 edition of Gartner's Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies was released last month and it’s all looking quite “smart.” Gartner’s Hype Cycle distills insights from more than 2,000 technologies into a succinct set of “must-know” emerging technologies. Our focus on smart buildings and cities raises certain questions and opportunities about specific technologies on the chart. However, three overarching trends embody this year’s Hype Cycle; transparently immersive experiences, the perceptual smart machine age, and the platform revolution. Transparently immersive experiences will continue to become more human-centric to the […]

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