Images via CNBC/British GQ; Edited by HITZ
Don’t you guys ever look at something you like to use or watch every day and wonder how were they invented? Well, here are a few items that aren’t even 10 years old yet:
#1 Dead Celebrity Holograms—2012
Wait… isn’t Tupac Shakur resting in peace by now? Well, a creative team managed to bring him back to life by creating a hologram of him.
During Coachella 2012, Tupac (who passed away in 1996) performed two songs with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. It was the first time anyone’s seen such an event and some people really loved it as they got to see their favourite artists perform ‘live’.
Since then, there have been other legendary artistes such as Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse, etc. who were ‘alive’ and performed again.
#2 Boxed Mattresses—2014
This invention may seem a bit ‘meh’ but when you think about it, an average queen size mattress weighs around 55kg and measures 153cm x 203cm, which is quite bulky and heavy.
However, boxed mattresses or mattress-in-a-box were made widely popular by Casper Sleep, an American company officially founded in April 2014. Psst… the company was funded by Ashton Kutcher too!
Thanks to this innovation where you can roll your mattress into a smaller size, you can easily purchase mattresses online and significantly lower the delivery charges.
#3 TikTok—September 2016
A report in 2020 placed TikTok as the number 7 most downloaded app of the 2010s, and at that time they were a little over 3 years old. Just as how the app became an overnight sensation, it allows users to become instantly famous as well.
Many local influencers found themselves with millions of followers on the app despite having relatively subpar followers on other social media sites.
As of February 2021, there’s an estimated 1.1 billion active monthly users.
#4 Cronut (Croissant + Doughnut)—2013
Imagine the fluffiness of a croissant in the shape of a doughnut filled with flavoured cream… that’s a cronut!
Genius pastry chef and bakery owner Dominique Ansel was working at Fauchon in France when he came up with this creation. After perfecting the recipe, he brought it to New York City to be sold at the Dominique Ansel Bakery which soon became a hugely popular treat of the 2010s.
#5 Fidget Spinners—2017
A concept similar to the fidget spinner was first founded in 1993 where an item has a ball bearing in the centre of a flat structure that allows it to spin.
However, it became a shockingly popular toy in 2017 due to the belief that it can help people who have trouble focusing, relieve nervousness and anxiety, and aid people who have ADHD and autism.
Though it was later revealed that science couldn’t prove these claims, people still loved the toy for how simple the mechanism was.
#6 eSIM—March 2016
The first standardised version of the embedded-SIM (eSIM) was published in March 2016 which allows you to connect to any operator without purchasing a new SIM card. It improves reliability and network security, and also helps in reducing wastage.
With this technology, you can easily port in and out of operators with ease, regardless of borders. Perhaps once international travel restrictions have been lifted and it’s safe to venture the globe again, you’ll want to get a local number for ease of connectivity.
Image via Tune Talk
With the eSIM, you won’t have to scavenge for a 7-Eleven after landing just to get a new local number. You can do everything online!
Tune Talk is one of the pioneers in porting into their network digitally.
Image via Tune Talk
eSim users don’t even have to wait for the sim card to be delivered as it can be done instantly upon approval. Apa lagi, download the Tune Talk App right now to get yours for FREE.
Currently, only a few gadgets support the eSim. Make sure to check out Tune Talk’s website to see whether or not your device is compatible.