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From a technical innovation, as being on the more consumer receiving end, I will mention some things which were made avaialble at a consumer level in my lifetime.

Yes GPS and gyroscopes were made available at a enterprise level in the 70's and 80's, but the iPhone brought these into a mass availability.

First Compact Disk player.
Then MiniDisc
Then MP3 - Oh wow, I can put 4x as much music on 1 disk now!
PS2 (PlayStation 2 and not the port) - Old enough to realise the sigificant step change in technology. Had MegaDrive, Gameboy, n64 but memory being more as entertainment.

First PC - win 95 (Magic School bus was a great game)
Zip Drive
My first external hard disk drive storage. 500MB external storage. (5inch HDD in in case, power brick just as big as the drive and case)
First USB drive - 20MB in such a small thing, oh wow.
First USB drive with 1 GB
ISDN internet - you mean i can be on the internet all the time now! Big Grin | :-D
my first mobile phone
my first mp3 player (30 gb of storage - i was a Creative fan, nomad jukebox, instead of ipod)
iPhone (my first smart phone would be a sony years later, but this was a big step in the consumer space. I think blackberry was more popular in the business space. Dont recall seeing sidekick out in europe?)
Chrome with auto updating software.
my first SSD drive

Nothing outstanding in a while.
Improved driving safety features I think still in the upper middle class section (tesla AutoPilot, lane assist, car follow)
Carbon Nano tubes - lots of hype,
4k - its great, but until 80% of the computers in the office MUST require it, I dont think a stand out need.
(semi)Contact-less credit card payments - has a very high usage in such a short period of time.
QR codes kind boom and busted in Europe. I understand they are massive and still growing in Asia due to "old" less "smart" phones (nokia pre 2006 type phones, which have more then cable camera to scan QR)
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