It was only a matter of time before we were going to see fidget spinners evolve. Just like how Pokémon evolved from the material world into the digital age the fidget spinner craze appears to be evolving out of its material form too.
The Google Spinner
Now, even Google has joined the buzz with their very own version of a fidget spinner. You can find their virtual Easter egg by by simply searching "spinner" which will appear right in the search results page. To get the fidget spinning you can hit the spin button. Click the button as fast as you can multiple times and the spinner will appear to increase in velocity. Another way to spin the fidget is to click, hold, and move your mouse around it. Got a spinner of your own and think your fidget spinner is a good as Google’s? Spin both simultaneously and see who really does have the better spinner.
Game developers have also jumped onto the bandwagon. The latest and most popular being an arcade-like game you can plan for free at Spinz.io. What is spinz.io? It’s been described as a combination of Fidget Spinners + Agar.io + Slither.io! If you don’t know what that is, think of it kind of like a version of the classic arcade game Space Invaders. Only you’re not trying to fight off waves of aliens with a laser cannon. Rather, the gameplay involves collecting the colourful dots that serve as either fuel or food as you travel across a white grid to increase the spinners RPM. The faster the RPM the more stronger the spinner becomes at crushing other spinners.
So, what will the next evolution of fidget spinners be? Will we see it enter the world of augmented reality or even virtual reality? What will the next evolution of this popular toy look like? Will it re-emerge in material form or will it be digital? Will we see it as a fashion item or as an app? It could be many things but, the question of course is, could it already be in its final form?