Members' Report 04/2016

Evaluating the Hype – 3D print, Bitcoin, and Electric Cars – A Reality Check

The media coverage of new technology is often characterized by exaggerated optimism without consideration for the barriers the technology must overcome before it can live up to the hype. We evaluate three technologies that over the past several years have received significant media attention: 3D printing, Bitcoin, and electric cars. How much is hype, and how much is reality?

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