Which is the most powerful piece of technology in 2018?

The year 2018 saw the arrival of a slew of new technologies.

From the breakthrough of the smartphone, to the arrival on the market of the new smart home, to new devices that could power entire cities, there was a plethora of things that changed the way we lived and work.

As the year comes to a close, we asked Al Jazeera’s Technology Hacking Team to assess the most important tech breakthroughs in 2018 and what it means for the future of the workplace.

For a full list of technology news that affected our lives in 2018, check out the full list below.

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