10 Essential Futurists for 2015, Part Two

Posted By on September 22, 2015
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Futurists, or futurologists, are scientists and social scientists whose specialty is futurology, or the attempt to systematically explore predictions and possibilities about the future and how they can emerge from the present, whether that of human society in particular or of life on Earth in general (source Wikipedia). But, which Futurists are really making a

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Nikolas Badminton Discusses Life as an Experiment

Posted By on September 21, 2015
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Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, is a regular contributor to Lynda Steele’s CKNW Drive Time show talking about a number of future-forward items from The Future of Work, The Sharing Economy, Privacy, and other items of public interest. In this episode Lynda asks Nikolas – Your Life as an Experiment. Our favourite futurist Nik Badminton joins the show

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The Future of Work: Go With the F.L.O.W.

Posted By on September 21, 2015
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HR departments, recruiters, and believers that you need to work for companies are all in a tailspin. They tout that they have your #dreamjob. The truth is, they don’t. They’re liars. I barely believe that that truly think this. ‘The Future of Work: F.L.O.W. Through Life’ isn’t about Millennials with some statistics about experiences vs. possessions

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Top-5 Futures for September 18th – Super Zombie Soldiers

Posted By on September 18, 2015
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Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, summarizes the top-5 future looking developments and news items that I find to be inspiring, interesting, concerning, or downright strange. Each day I read through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of. Top-5 Futures for September 18th – Super Zombie Soldiers. This

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We Need Calm Technology

Posted By on September 17, 2015
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We are at risk of a chaotic world. Today we see more than 6 billion people have access to cell phones and more than 2 billion people have smart phones in the world. They remind us of their presence every time, text, message, or notification comes in. They are hungry for attention. Add to that the rise

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The Future of Work: New Rules for Modern Marketers

Posted By on September 16, 2015
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Being an effective marketer in 2015 is not easy. You need to balance new platforms, the changing structures of teams, and the inclusion of freelance creative resources now more than ever before, and consumers that demand more from your products and services. I Earlier this year I interviewed 3 leaders in the product / marketing space

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The Hobo Code, Propaganda, and Visual Activism

Posted By on September 15, 2015
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When I was at Bournemouth University I studied linguistics, language evolution, and artificial intelligence . So fascinating and, in my opinion, language evolution never stops, grammar can be broken, new communication means are established, and brevity within a physical context is encouraged. Visual languages, i.e. those that communicate with symbols, colour and the suchlike, seem like

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10 Essential Futurists for 2015, Part One

Posted By on September 14, 2015
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Futurists, or futurologists, are scientists and social scientists whose specialty is futurology, or the attempt to systematically explore predictions and possibilities about the future and how they can emerge from the present, whether that of human society in particular or of life on Earth in general (source Wikipedia). But, which Futurists are really making a

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The Future of Work: Seeing Business as Art

Posted By on September 10, 2015
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Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art Andy Warhol These words have stuck with me since I first started using them to precede a presentation I gave on growth hacking at General Assembly in NYC earlier

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