Where do your favorite mobile features land on the hype cycle?
0. phoneArena 11 Aug 2014, 22:28 posted on
You all likely understand the hype cycle of technology, even if it has never officially been explained to you, because we've all followed the cycle numerous times with various products and features. Today, Gartner released its 2014 Hype Cycle Map for emerging technologies, and we wanted to take a look at where different mobile features land on that chart...
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1. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)
Above things goes above my head. What will I do with bioacoustic sensing, quantum computing, neurobusiness? Just make a phone which can last a week on a single charge with heavy usage xD
3. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1514; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
Funny comment when one of the hyped promises of quantum computers is precisely more processing power while using less power, therefore fulfilling your desire ;-)
5. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Or just ditch your smartphone and use your brain, i.e. the quantum computer you already have.
8. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
hhahahahahah, HAHAAHAH yea right. its devoted to Titties and Asses!! Football, baseball stats, and driving windows down, while listening to Too short, tyga, or some Dub step !!!
......also devoted to tryna keep my job lmao!!!
7. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
thumbs up n i agree, but
all that other stuff u mentioned?? taking over the world is what You would Do!!!! Bwahahahahah!!!!
2. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
Augmented reality would be so awesome if Sony didn't make a mess of it.
6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Generally speaking anything done at the beginning only for money is going to suck. Augmented reality is exactly this.
4. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Another nonsense graph from "analysts", i.e. highly paid shills.
They didn't properly graph age vs. hype. For example, connected home has been around for a long time. But where is it on the graph? Right near the beginning.
Also, it assumes all technologies follow the same curve. But that is an obvious fallacy.
9. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2700; Member since: 26 May 2011)
You're reading the chart wrong. How long a technology has been out has no bearing at all on this chart, because the hype cycle doesn't really start until a tech has gotten enough public attention.
The chart only gives an estimate of how long it will take for a tech to work its way through the cycle. Because of that, "time" is different for every item on the graph, and is shown in the shape symbol connected to the graph.
11. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
The horizontal axis is labeled "time". The symbol shapes indicate the time before one data point, i.e. "connected home" will take to get from where it is on the time access to the "plateau" part of the graph which is on the right side of the graph, on the horizontal time axis.
Basically Gartner is redefining "time" and what it means on a graph. Which is a bonehead thing to do, but typical of analysts whose primary job is deception.
The short of it is that Gartner screwed up and mislabeled the horizontal axis. It should have been "stage of development" or "cycle stage" or something like that, not "time".
And this still doesn't reflect reality. The shapes of the curves for these various technologies are not the same.
10. troutsy (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)
The independent axis of the graph isn't time in years, it is displaying time in "stages of the development cycle".
So yes, connected homes have been around for some time, but the technology hasn't been developed or accepted from a cost or ease-of-use standpoint yet so it is placed at the beginning of the chart.
12. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
"The independent axis of the graph isn't time in years, it is displaying time in "stages of the development cycle"."
It is not displaying "time" in any way. Rather the horizontal axis is indicating some discontinuous discrete variable that represents "stage of development" (as you mentioned). Basically, the horizontal axis should have been labeled better.