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Congratulations everyone – you made it to the end of 2020! Have you perfected your bread-baking skills? Is your quarantine puppy no longer a puppy? How many cloth face masks are currently hanging to dry in your laundry room?

These three questions probably make sense to you today, but just imagine how strange they would have sounded if you were asked them 12 months ago. Last December, many were reflecting on the technological advances of the past decade, worrying about things like data privacy, making predictions about how much artificial intelligence would take over our lives, and setting personal and professional goals, including taking international trips. We literally had no idea what was about to hit us.

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