The Future of Work: Freelancing in America

Posted By on October 13, 2015

Freelancers are pioneering a new approach to work and life – one that prioritizes family, friends and life experiences over the 9-5 rat race. This study shows that the flexibility and opportunity associated with freelancing is increasingly appealing and that is why we’ve seen such dramatic growth in the number of people choosing to freelance.

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Cyberpunk is Not Dead

Posted By on October 12, 2015

Cyberpunk is a science fiction genre noted for its focus on “high tech and low life.” The name is a portmanteau of cybernetics and punk, and was originally coined by Bruce Bethke as the title of his short story “Cyberpunk,” published in 1983. Cyberpunk is Not Dead talks about the effect that it had on the

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Biohackers Self-experiment to Achieve Superhuman Bodies

Posted By on October 11, 2015

Article by Tamsyn Burgmann at the Canadian Press Originally published in 90+ publications and here is a link to the Globe & Mail article Biohackers Self-experiment to Achieve Superhuman Bodies There’s no visible lump, but Nikolas Badminton has a microchip the size of two grains of rice implanted between his left thumb and index finger.

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Top-5 Futures for October 9th – The Future of Wearables

Posted By on October 9, 2015

Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, 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 October 9th – The Future of

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Gray Scott on Simulation Theory

Posted By on October 8, 2015

I just listened to THE FUTURISTIC NOW (ep 004) on the simulation theory by Gray Scott of and I wanted to share this podcast and a great presentation by him. Gray Scott on Simulation Theory asks are we living in a simulated reality? Are we merely simulated quantum instances inside a holographic substrate? Is the

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The Future of Conferences: Yes and Yes Yes

Posted By on October 8, 2015

 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. This is the final evening

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The Future In Movies

Posted By on October 7, 2015

On Tuesday October 6th, 2015 I sat down with about 20 people to talk about how I became a futurist, what I think about the world and the changes that are happening and to answer questions. In this session I was asked what movies do I think show us where the future was headed. Great

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Bruce Sterling on the Internet of Things

Posted By on October 6, 2015

ThingsCon is Europe’s leading conference about the future of hardware, connected devices and Internet of Things. In talks, workshops and intimate sessions, an international lineup of top notch speakers covers everything it takes to grow a hardware product from prototype to scaling business – and help participants build the companies of tomorrow. Sounds awesome. Here

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Nikolas Badminton Discusses Robots Taking Over Our Jobs

Posted By on October 5, 2015

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 –  Are Robots are Taking Over Our Jobs *** Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected

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Where are all the Female Futurists?

Posted By on October 5, 2015

It seems that these days Futurists are prevalent in everything from TED-style talks through to modern businesses that are trying to work out which way the world is heading. What has become apparent to me is that there seems to be a lack of women labelled as Futurists. What I wanted to do with ‘Where

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