Innovation Crusader 🚀 | Author 📕 | Speaker 🎙 | Adjunct Professor 🎓 | YouTube Content Creator 📹

Innovation and Trend Videos

Click on any image below to view video.

A United Boom

United promises to buy 15 of Boom’s Overture airliners once it meets stringent requirements. If all goes as planned, passengers will be able to fly from New York to London in 3.5 hours by 2029.

2022 Kia EV6

Hyundai may have been first but KIA has launched its Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP) version, Kia EV 6. Response is glowing, as exemplified by this comment, “Tesla better start making nicer and better cars.”

Halide 2.2

Halide has developed a loyal following for its iPhone app due to the control it offers over photographs. This functionality has been ported to the iPad complete with a redesigned interface optimized for larger displays.

EXTRA Gum Commercial

EXTRA Gum has developed a hilarious and truly fun two-and-a-half minutes-long television commercial, appropriately titled “For When It’s Time.” As the title suggests, it’s perfect for our emergence from the pandemic. 😂😅😍😘

evian (re)new

Fashion designer Virgil Abloh and Evian’s latest innovation, the evian (re)new fountain, is made from 100% recycled plastic. The fountain includes a 5-liter pouch or “bubble” that slowly collapses so it can easily be replaced.

Palari Villas

The Palari Group has introduced the first 3D-printed homes community in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Parts of Palari Villas homes will be printed using technology provided by Oakland-based Mighty Buildings. Occupancy is planned for spring 2022.

Bowling Alley Drone Video

This drone footage is actually better than being at Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis. Posted by YouTuber jaybyrdfilms, this first-person view (FPV) video demonstrates an astonishing level of drone piloting skills, exploring areas rarely seen.

Qwo

Cellulite treatments have typically required interventions with minimally invasive medical devices. Qwo makes it even easier, being the the first FDA-approved injectable that treats cellulite in women. Currently only approved for the buttocks area.

2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5

Is the highly anticipated Hyundai IONIQ 5 battery-electric vehicle (BEV) the most sustainably designed automobile in the world? It features many eco-friendly materials, yet the AWD model generates 320 horsepower and has a 290-mile range.

Burger King

Burger King shared its idea for restaurants of the future, including car parks with solar powered canopies. And as you will see, the designers did not lose their sense of humor during the pandemic. 😂

Quizlet Learning Assistant

The Quizlet Learning Assistant enhances the company’s core study tools by providing learning-science-backed guidance that streamlines remote studies. QLA offers a personalized study path that adapts based on study goals and knowledge level.

KFConsole

KFConsole keeps chicken warm using excess heat generated by you playing Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War endlessly. Featuring a fully loaded Intel NUC with 2TB SSDs, this will likely be made of unobtainium.

OPTE

OPTE is an innovative handheld device that combines optics, proprietary algorithms, and printing technology to scan your skin and deposit the right amount of serum to camouflage hyperpigmentation, age spots, and sunspots. 😍

L’Oréal Perso

Developed by Paris-based L’Oréal Technology Incubator, Perso is an innovative, AI-powered at-home system, featuring a 6.5-inch-tall device that delivers optimized and personalized skincare and cosmetic formulas in a four-step process.

How anxious are Americans to return to normal public activities?

Recent Innovations and Trends

Please subscribe to my RSS feed: https://feeds.feedburner.com/MichaelTchong for the latest updates.

Body Aesthetics

Body-Aesthetics

Imagine for a moment that you could leave work for lunch, undergo a simple procedure, and return to your desk having shed an inch from your waist. You may consider it a wild fantasy, but the technology to instantly reshape your body has arrived, and it is revolutionizing the world of human rejuvenation. Body aesthetics includes non-surgical and surgical treatments that reshape and rejuvenate the body. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, spending on non-surgical, dubbed “minimally invasive procedures,” and surgical cosmetic procedures in 2020 declined from their 2019 peak of $24 billion to $20...

Read More

Stress Relief

Awana Spa at Resorts World Las Vegas

Since the concept of “stress” first surfaced some 66 years ago in Hans Selye’s groundbreaking 1956 book The Stress of Life, the Time Compression Ubertrend has led to an explosion in facilities that cater to relieving stress, like the Awana Spa, pictured above, at the new Resorts World in Las Vegas. There are numerous effective ways to blow off steam, including exercise and yoga, but one stress therapy has grown exponentially since the 1980s — the spa business. Not too long ago, the only people who regularly visited spas were the Germans. And that’s because Germany has one of the most...

Read More

Exercise

Exercising at a gym

Research has shown that exercise can help stem the tide of aging. One study of 400,000 Taiwanese found that just 15 minutes of exercise each day was associated with a three-year increase in life expectancy plus a 14% reduction in risk of death by any cause, compared with a sedentary lifestyle. Respondents to the study were defined as inactive if they exercised less than one hour per week. Compared with inactive individuals, those who participated in even small amounts of moderate activity each day lived longer. “The 30-minute-a-day for five or more days a week has been the golden rule for...

Read More

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell Therapy

In the eternal quest to find solutions that slow, prevent or reverse the aging process, the scientific community often treds where no one has gone before. The leading-edge is deeply immersed in the world of stem cells, which is not surprising given that stem-cell research specializes in treatments that can help restore what nature took away. The term “stem cell” was proposed in 1908 by Russian histologist Alexander Maksimov for scientific usage. The first successful use of stem-cell restoration happened in 1968 when a bone marrow transplant was performed in Minnesota on two siblings who...

Read More

Rapamycin

Novartis Afinitor

Innovative approaches to age management are beginning to show promise. In 1972, Suren Sehgal, then a scientist at Ayerst Laboratories in Montreal, identified a rare bacterium found in Easter Island soil, Streptomyces Hygroscopicus, that possessed potent anti-fungal properties. He named it rapamycin, inspired by Easter Island’s native name, Rapa Nui. Sehgal eventually convinced Wyeth, which had acquired Ayerst in 1987, to let him continue his rapamycin research. He discovered that rapamycin not only had powerful antifungal qualities but was able to suppress the immune system, blocking the...

Read More

Caloric Restriction

Caloric restriction prolongs life

In 2006, two Cambridge, Mass.-based biotech start-ups, Sirtris Pharmaceuticals and Elixir Pharmaceuticals, created quite a stir researching drugs that mimic the beneficial aspects of reduced caloric intake. Their surprising findings revealed that lowering the caloric intake of a mouse by 30% would make it live at least 30% longer than its normal two-year life span. A stressed mammal apparently produces protective substances that extend life. Just four years after being founded, Sirtris was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline for $720 million in April 2008.  Elixir Pharmaceuticals, which had...

Read More

Hormone Therapy

Pfizer Genotropin HGH

Aging is caused by a biochemical process that affects the body, both internally and externally. This process causes the body to degenerate over a period of time, affecting the wellbeing and physical appearance of the aged. HRT seeks to delay the aging process through a biochemical “tune-up.” As people age, the cells that make the human body lose their ability to repair themselves make people vulnerable to disease and other conditions directly linked to aging. These changes, called somatopause in medical jargon, are associated with loss of vitality, muscle mass and physical function, and...

Read More

Anti-Aging

American Academy for Anti-Aging Medicine Conference

The scene is set in San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art, near Moscone Center. On stage is a group of Wired panelists discussing the future of life extension — the art of living longer. At one point an audience member asks the inevitable question, “Will we ever be able to live forever?” The answer startles everyone in attendance, “We will be able to turn off the genetic clock by 2080.” That is music to the ears of Extropians, a group whose boundless belief and faith in science and technology fuels an expectation that life will carry on much longer than most could imagine. As Extropy...

Read More

Cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin cryptocurrency

Fully 16% of Americans have invested in cryptocurrencies, resulting in a run up in prices in bitcoin, ether and even dogecoin. In April 2021, the crypto market capitalization hit $2 trillion for the first time.

Read More

How to Prepare for a Future of Pandemic Waves

Speaker Testimonials

Helpful Innovator Resources

In times of crisis, we all need help to get things done. To get you started, we created a few inspirational signs that you can print out and hang above your workspace or stick to your refrigerator door. 😊

Click on an image to download a PDF sign.

BMI Business Model Canvas

Business Model Canvas provided for Michael Tchong workshop participants. © 2021 Business Models Inc.

Create inspirational sign
Focus inspirational sign
Think healthcare inspirational sign
Reinvent masks inspirational sign

Michael’s Motto:

“I help you catch the next wave before it catches you.”

Share This