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From RoboLawyers to the end of the week as we know it, here are our ten trends, tech breakthroughs and social movements for 2019.

This year’s predictions cover technologies and trends that would once be dismissed as science fiction but are now set to tip over into mainstream acceptance.

Key questions running through this year’s predictions are who stands to benefit or lose out from these innovations and whether it is possible to redirect their paths, before they become the ‘new normal’.

Our Director of Explorations Celia Hannon introduces our predictions for 2019 in her blog - meanwhile see how our predictions for 2018 stood up in another turbulent year.