HTML Web Components are the holy grail of building web-based UIs. Progress has been slow, but 2018 saw an explosion for support across all major browsers. Polymer released its 3.0 version and Angular Elements were introduced. Without a doubt, HTML Web Components are now a reality. What does this have to do with Design Systems? Everything! In parallel with the hunt for framework-agnostic reusable UIs is the capturing of repeatable styles and interaction patterns. While there are some amazing examples in the wild to reference, there has been limited success in really delivering on the dream until now. In this talk, Dale Sande addresses much of the confusion surrounding web components and busts many of the myths that surround this technology.