The fascinating thing about all of the items on the list is just how quickly they have become embedded in the daily fabric of our lives and have changed so many of our behavioural patterns.
As we stand on the edge of the next industrial revolution/Big Bang 2.0 it's a great time to remind ourselves of examples where the UK leads the world: AI and VR and the convergence of these technologies with the rich heritage in content industries through to the potential in MedTech, EdTech and advanced manufacturing.
With a future of sorts looming outside of the EU could we grasp the nettle and go boldly into a "whole of life of IP" tax and fiscal incentive regime and propel our heritage to the forefront of relevance and credibility in a connected world?
Simplification breeds success. Fused to our innovation culture it could be catalytic. Over to you Mr Hammond.....
Most important inventions of the 21st Century: in pictures