We’re always interested to see the variety of topics where people see the hype cycle taking effect. Outside of information technology, where the whole thing started, we’ve seen examples in bio-science from Pedro Beltrão:
and Clean Tech by Joshua Reynolds:
Some have even extended it waaaay outside the realm of science and technology:
Goes to show that the hype cycle really isn’t about technology, but about the human reaction to anything new – in particular the mismatch between expectations and reality. We’ll keep our eyes peeled for more examples.