First Word, Last Word


Gartner Hype Cycle, the GHC, is related to the First Word. The first word is something that is put out to the world for the first time and not yet fully rooted into the field. Like the stages of “Technology Trigger”, people try the First Word for the first time and yet not sure how it will turn out. I think the “Last Word” belongs to the peak of “Plateau of Productivity” since last word comes out only when the first word is already made and is accepted.

My interests are right now rather belongs to the “Technology Trigger”. I think that Technology Trigger has a more chances of exploration and searching since you don’t really know the potential of it yet.

I think that Schulze prefers to work in “Trough of Disillusionment” because there are things that can rise up into the “Slope of Enlightenment” and “Plateau of Productivity”. When it comes to Technology Trigger I personally think that he need to have investors and funding. Since new technology and new things also follows a lot of failure and a lot of money is spent without knowing wether it will succeed commercially. Also at Peak of Inflated Expectations a lot of people will run into developing the same product or research about it, making the field over flooding with people working on it. However, in the trough of disillusionment there will be a lot of work already done by others who have gave up on that specific field. So the base is already done and all you have to do is to think about a creative way to use the technology.


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