For any retail investor looking at technology opportunities, identifying just where various technologies are in their respective development (how much work is still to be done to bring the ideas to fruition) and, as such, when each of them will become realities, is imperative. Our Hype Cycle graph does just that. Take a look.
The above introductory comments are edited excerpts from an article* by Jeff Desjardins (VisualCapitalist.com) entitled Technology Hype Cycles.
The following article is presented courtesy of Lorimer Wilson, editor of www.munKNEE.com (Your Key to Making Money!) and has been edited, abridged and/or reformatted (some sub-titles and bold/italics emphases) for the sake of clarity and brevity to ensure a fast and easy read. This paragraph must be included in any article re-posting to avoid copyright infringement.
Desjardins goes on to say in further edited excerpts:
Hype occurs in cycles…[and] every year Gartner publishes a great resource called the Technology Hype Cycle [which evaluates the market promotion and perception of value for over 2,000 technologies, services and trends in 119 areas exploring the impact of the megatrends affecting Hype Cycles and profiles across all research areas].
Below we have done a re-design of Gartner’s Hype Cycle [related to new technologies] by taking all the broad concepts in technology and plotting them along a typical plot that shows expectations over time. For any retail investor looking at technology opportunities, taking this into consideration is imperative.
At Visual Capitalist, we try to cover these upcoming opportunities to show investors their potential. Over the past couple of years, we’ve covered things such as:
- 3D Printing:
- Wearable Tech:
- The Internet of Things:
to keep you on the forefront of innovation.
Like the resource investment lifecycle, this Hype Cycle creates broad opportunities for the savvy investor. Two obvious ways to take advantage:
- Identify a broad category of technology as it comes as an innovation trigger, and find early stage investments to ride the increasing expectations.
- Identify companies that are on the way to successfully realizing the potential of technologies that are new but where the shine has worn off, [such as] enterprise 3d printing, virtual reality, and cloud computing. Virtual reality, as an example, was cool around 15 years ago but people have forgotten about it. [Today,] however, there are companies that are on the verge of revolutionizing the field and it will be in the news again soon.
Editor’s Note: The author’s views and conclusions in the above article are unaltered and no personal comments have been included to maintain the integrity of the original post. Furthermore, the views, conclusions and any recommendations offered in this article are not to be construed as an endorsement of such by the editor.
*http://www.visualcapitalist.com/technology-hype-cycles/ (Copyright © 2014 Visual Capitalist | All rights reserved.)
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