Friday, April 27, 2007

Bio-science hype cycle

I found out about the Gartner's Hype Cycle today a story at Postgenomic (via Science Notes and HealthNex)

The Gartner's Hype Cycle is meant to highlight the relative maturity of different IT technologies. The idea originated from the common pattern of evolution of human perception towards nascent technologies. From their initial trigger passing trough exaggerated expectations, disillusionment and finally to a maturity and stability.

Just for the fun of it I tried to plot the same graph with some bio-science related technologies and/or ideas:

This is a very limited and biased view but for me it was interesting trying to think were to place the different technologies.