This year has been quite a momentous one for tech. It was the year the concept of the 4th industrial revolution really took root and became a catch phrase for all things scary and exciting. It was the year artificial intelligence (AI) became the cornerstone of every new venture and where chatbots were slated to solve every problem imaginable. All data, big or small, became the new currency, whereas actual digital currencies took a dive. And it was the year the golden veneer of tech giants started to rub off and their true face(book)s were exposed. We have now officially entered a time where innovation is moving at such an exponential rate that our previous luxury of adapting to technologically-induced change over a period of decades will be sped up to a matter of months. It is the beginning of an interesting time in our human evolutionary journey. We have covered a lot of such innovation in 2018 but there are a few small movements that became so cemented in the mainstream that you c...

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