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The 15 Most Influential Technologies of the Decade

<p>It's been a busy decade in the tech space. New innovations emerged and older ones finally matured in ways that have had a major impact. The 2010s brought us the rise of 3D printing, the rebirth of VR, and an explosion in AI technologies. The health industry was all about wearables. And a digital currency gold rush made us rethink encryption.</p><p>As we prepare to enter the 2020s, let's take a look back at how far we've come.</p><p>Here are the 15 technologies, gadgets, and trends that had the biggest impact on the industry, and our lives, in the last decade.</p><p> </p><p>(Image source: <a href="https://pixabay.com/users/TheDigitalArtist-202249/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=2254769"><u>Pete Linforth</u></a> from <a href="https://pixabay.com/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=image&utm_content=2254769"><u>Pixabay</u></a>  )</p>
From breakthroughs and new innovations to established technologies, these are the inventions, gadgets, and trends that shaped the last decade.

Chris Wiltz is a Senior Editor at  Design News covering emerging technologies including AI, VR/AR, blockchain, and robotics.

 
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