As Theodore Levitt said,” Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things”. Every decade there are life-changing innovations. What are we saying, there are life-changing innovations every six months. Since we have entered 2021 and with that in a new decade. Therefore we are taking you back in the last decade and what inventions changed our lives. There was the invention of Instagram, iPads, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and many more. Today, we are going to share a few of them with you.
The video doorbell is called the Ring. Jamie Siminoff is the inventor of it. In 2013, he presented then known as DoorBot, in the American reality show Shark Tank. His bell was rejected on the show but it became popular after that. Ring provides both audio and video features with motion sensors. Whenever somebody is at your doorstep, you can interact with them by looking at the monitor. According to the LAPD, with the invention of the Ring, break-ins have been reduced by 50%. Also, there are so many videos on YouTube where you can see burglars running away after motion sensors get activated and the owner talks to them. Amazon bought the company for 1 billion dollars in 2018. Truly, the Ring has changed our lives. We feel safer now. Moreover, our house is safe from thieves.
Almost everyone today owns an iPad. But can you believe that iPads have been with us for 10 years? In 2010, it was mocked for its size and name. Initially, people did not like this product which was a hybrid for a phone and laptop. However, today it has sold 400 million units. It spawned companies like Google, Samsung, Amazon, and Microsoft. Furthermore, in today’s times, tablets have become essential in business. They have replaced cash registers in every industry, especially food services and supermarkets. Also, help to track the inventory. Now, Play Store has more than 1 million apps native to iPad. Furthermore, it has touched every industry like medical, education, and real estate.
Have you faced problems while splitting bills ten years ago? Did you also use to give ten different cards to the waiter or just sit and decide everyone’s share? The solution to your problem is Venmo. Venmo is an app to charge and pay each other, all electronically. Also, bill splitting has become so much easier, be it rent or restaurant bills. All you have to do is click on the app. The minds behind Venmo are college roommates Andrew Kortina and Iqram Magdon-Ismail in 2010. Initially small, Venmo gained success after Paypal bought it in 2015. Now it has more than 40 million users.
Everybody all around the world is obsessed with Instagram. Instagram is one of the biggest social media platforms today. Moreover, it has more than 1 billion users. It is a photo and video sharing app developed in 2010. For two years Instagram was only for iOS users. In 2012, the android version was also launched. Furthermore, it has given competition to Snapchat, YouTube, Facebook, and Vine. Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are the inventors of Instagram.
Facebook bought it in 2012. Now it contributes to more than 20 billion dollars annual revenue for Facebook. Moreover, Instagram has given rise to social media influencers and meme culture. At one time the app was only for sharing photos. Now, it has become the platform to share videos and make reels on IGTV. Rather than just posting their pictures, people also share their views about different things. This has become a medium to connect and be vocal about issues that matter to one. No wonder Instagram has changed our lives in the last decade.
Today we ask any sort of questions to Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa and they provide us with the answers. These speakers remind us of the tasks we have to complete, call someone and compose our messages. This was all started when Apple invented Siri for iPhones in 2011. It was followed by the invention of Alexa in 2014 and Google Assistant in 2016. Also, these devices answer with a humorous touch. Today, about 27% of U.S. adults have these speakers in their homes. Since they make the lives of people easy they are on our list of life-changing inventions.
Air fryers are the solution to eat fried food without frying them! Yes, a healthy alternative. Some people may be wondering how fried food cannot be fried. Air fryers use “rapid air technology “. The food has the same crispness in it but instead of using oil fast-moving air is used. The taste will be different from the oil-fried food. But, if you want to eat healthily and not compromise with food, an air fryer is a go-to. Many kitchens have fryers in them around the world. Moreover, air fryers also became famous when Oprah named it one of her favorites in 2016. It is a life-changing innovation for people.
Here we are at the end of our list for this decade. There are instead so many life innovations in the past decade. And, knowing how creative and innovative a human mind can be there is no doubt that we will see some more life-changing innovations in this decade too. Also, in the coming decades.
Innovation is where imagination meets ambition.” Therefore keep imagining and changing lives around the world.