Gartner, Inc’s “Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2013” is an annual report discussing and assessing the benefits, growth, and projected futures of over 2000 technologies, grouped into 98 fields of study. By providing a cross-industry perspective on rising and current technologies and trends, senior executives, CIOs, strategists, innovators, business developers, and technology partners are able to gain a valuable insight into the next innovative technological ventures.
This year’s report focuses on the growing relationship that is present between human beings and machines. The report urges its audience to look beyond the pessimistic perspective that humans will one day be replaced by machines and realize that a cohesive existence will soon become a reality between humans and technology. Humans and machines will work together and become better, individually and as a society as a whole.