Rosi Braidotti: Posthuman, All Too Human?

Posted By on August 31, 2015

Rosi Braidotti: Posthuman, All Too Human? This is a discussion on a ‘Cultural Political Cartography’. Essential and deep thinking on posthumanist thought and the challenge of antihumanism: Professor Braidotti has taught at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands since 1988, when she was appointed as the founding professor in women’s studies. In 1995, she became the

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The Future of Work: Create a 300-year Business Plan

Posted By on August 27, 2015
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Recently I was at an event with a number of notable and new entrepreneurs talking about new developments and the challenges that they were facing. At one point of the evening I was sat talking with Steven Forth, CEO of TeamFit (a smart new way to build teams), about business planning and how futurology can

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The Future of Biking: Routes, Trikes, and Art

Posted By on August 26, 2015
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Over the past year I have contributed to the fabulous Momentum Magazine in a column called ‘Bikes + Innovation’. In this I looked at a number of areas where biking, the infrastructure, and the riders are all seeing some amazing innovations. In this post, The Future of Biking: Routes, Trikes, and Art, I have collected together 3 pieces of

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What is Artificial Intelligence & Will It Kill Us?

Posted By on August 22, 2015

Artificial intelligence is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. It is related to the similar task of using computers to understand human intelligence, but AI does not have to confine itself to methods that are biologically observable. What about Robots and Artificial Intelligence? George Washington University’s Peter Bock, the Defense

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Thought Leaders: Markets, Cities, Data, and Privacy

Posted By on August 21, 2015

I wanted to start sharing some amazing talks that have inspired me in my career and thinking – a virtual conference with no schedule and accessibility to all. These are essential for modern planners, entrepreneurs and those that want affect change in the world. Enjoy! Scott Galloway – ‘The Four Horsemen: Amazon/Apple/Facebook & Google–Who Wins/Loses’

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Bruce Sterling: Smart City States

Posted By on August 20, 2015

A thought-provoking wake-up call by Bruce Sterling at the 10th international FAB LAB conference and FAB Festival Barcelona, 2-8 July 2014. Here are some key quotes from his talk: “And there’s like open source guys down at the bottom doing all the heavy lifting. And then there’s like platform guys like self guys and the rich guys

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2015 Predictions: The Year of Alternatives

Posted By on August 20, 2015

For the past few years, I have actively spent time to think about what technology trends will have the biggest impact in the coming one to three years. At the beginning of 2014, I spoke about the Maker Movement, the rise of tech in healthcare, autonomous cars, additive manufacturing (large-scale 3D printing of livable structures),

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Biohacking is Here and Going Mainstream

Posted By on August 20, 2015

One of the most exciting areas of innovation and exploration around technology today is also one of the most misunderstood. Biohacking is the practice of changing our biology and physical situation by employing the hacker ethic: sharing, openness, decentralization, free access, and world improvement. It’s the idea that we can be so much more than

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Saying Yes to the Future of Conferences

Posted By on August 20, 2015

Diving In! It’s 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, and there are 200 people watching a “dive-in” movie on a big screen from the pool and the hot tub. Pockets of conversations continue – including some deeply philosophical ones – and business ideas spring to life, while a 3D printer buzzes in the corner. Everyone is saying Saying

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