IoT, says Gartner, stands at the “peak of inflated expectations” making it the single most over-hyped technology on the planet.
As well as IoT, autonomous vehicles, consumer 3D printing and wearable computing are all over-hyped, says Gartner.
Over-hyping precedes the “trough of disillusionment”, says Gartner, when people realise that the technology is never going to perform as well as hoped.
Examples include gamification, augmented reality, and NFC.
Then it may enter the “slope of enlightenment”, where the technology's potential starts to be realised.
If it is, then the the “plateau of productivity” is reached for real-world use. For instance, Gartner reckons speech recognition has hit that plateau.