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The 15 Most Influential Technologies of the Decade

From breakthroughs and new innovations to established technologies, these are the inventions, gadgets, and trends that shaped the last decade.

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.

As we prepare to enter the 2020s, let's take a look back at how far we've come.

Here are the 15 technologies, gadgets, and trends that had the biggest impact on the industry, and our lives, in the last decade.

 

(Image source: Pete Linforth from Pixabay  )

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

 
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