The Best Inventions of 2021
November 10, 2021 6:08 AM EST

Sales of non­fungible tokens (NFTs), which allow people to buy and sell the rights to unique pieces of digital art, topped $10 billion in the third quarter of 2021—and Infinite Objects lets you hang them on your real-life wall. Joe Saavedra, a Parsons School of Design grad, had the idea of embedding short video loops in Lucite-encased LCD screens when he launched Infinite Objects in 2018 (before NFTs went mainstream, the tech enabled artists to sell limited editions of digital works). Users can also upload their own video clips to “print” as moving wall art. “It brings back video collecting, which we haven’t really done since DVDs and VHS,” Saavedra says. —Don Steinberg

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