1. Nike Takes A Joyride
Nike has developed a new technological shoe meant for both casual-wear and running. Joyride Run Flyknit is “a responsive cushioning system designed to adapt to individual foot strikes and offer high levels of impact absorption as your feet hit whatever surface you’re running on.” This shoe is designed to make running easy and comfortable made possible by the “thousands of tiny, energy-packed beads that form the shoe’s midsole.” In addition, the Joyride is also being made for women and kids. Nike’s Joyride Run Flyknit will launch globally on August 15th for $180.
2. Becoming YouTube Famous
Want to become YouTube famous? Just feature a little kid in your video.
According to Pew Research Center, a new study shows “YouTube videos that feature children under the age of 13 receive more than three times as many views as videos without children.” Seven-year-old Ryan, the host of the Ryan ToysReview YouTube channel in 2018 earned more than $22 million and was named Forbes’ highest-paid YouTube star. The Federal Trade Commission has been investigating into the “safety of kids on the platform and reports of YouTube becoming a haven for predators…” In response, YouTube has disabled comment sections on videos that feature kids and is looking into algorithmic patterns that change the appearance of recommended videos. In addition, YouTube has developed a separate application targeted only for kids: YouTube Kids.
3. Space Vacation
Take a vacation to space. Space travel seems to target the affluent 1% of the population since a visit to space costs in the tens of millions of dollars. Space Adventures offers wealthy individuals the opportunity to fly to the International Space Station aboard Russian-built rockets. Recently, “Cirque Du Soleil billionaire Guy Laliberte paid $35 million to spend a couple of weeks in space.” Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic offers a similar voyage at a more affordable price. “The company plans to offer 90-minute flights around $225,000,000; roughly, the median price of a home in the United States.”