It's been a funny old year.
So 2017 is almost over, and, well, lets say it's been a large year for tech. Not always a good year, but a pretty darn supersized one…
Facebook preached community, but accidentally let a little thing called fake news subvert modern democracy. Oops. Bitcoin became the most wished for toy on 2017's Christmas lists, and Black Mirror basically came true. The data breach wall of shame overfloweth, 280 characters happened, and the FCC intervened in the Internet, and will now suffer the Internet's wrath. There was also that tone deaf VR Zuck in hurricane torn Puerto Rico, and we said goodbye to Microsoft Paint.
Most of all, in the last 365 days it dawned on tech that they might actually be responsible for IRL consequences, and that, better yet, they might be held accountable for these. Paradigm shift.