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Nikolas Badminton Discusses That Drones are Coming

Posted By on November 30, 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 – CKNW, Lynda Steele Show – Nov 30: Drones are Coming! – Nikolas Badminton talks about the possibilities and

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The Future of Agriculture (AgEx 2015 Keynote)

Posted By on November 28, 2015
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The Agricultural Excellence Conference brought together diverse industry experts from across disciplines, regions and commodity sectors to share and explore beneficial farm management practices, advice, and insight with leading farm business thinkers. Nikolas Badminton provided the closing keynote speech entitled ‘The Future of Agriculture – Innovations That Will Rock Your Farm’. The presentation started with a

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Top-5 Futures for November 27th: The Cyberspace Revolution

Posted By on November 27, 2015
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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 November 27th: The Cyberspace Revolution features Jennifer

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Future Music Pioneers: Richie Hawtin

Posted By on November 26, 2015
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In Future Music Pioneers: Richie Hawtin we look at the Anglo-Canadian techno legend and how his life progressed from a child into the DJ and producer. Hawtin has recorded music under the aliases Plastikman, F.U.S.E., Concept 1, Forcept 1, Circuit Breaker, Robotman, Chrome, Spark, Xenon, R.H.X., Jack Master, Richard Michaels and UP!. He also recorded and

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The Future of Money: The Cashless Society

Posted By on November 25, 2015

The Future of Money: The Cashless Society looks at some of the most recent opinions and trends around how society is changing its attitude towards paying for goods and services. The Future of Money: Cashing out on Cash Thomson Reuters hosted an evening panel discussion about what’s in store for the future of money and

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The Robot-Arm Prosthetic Controlled by Thought

Posted By on November 24, 2015
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Bethesda, Md. (Feb. 2, 2012) The Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) was developed as part of a four-year program by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, along with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. The brain-controlled prosthetic has nearly as much dexterity as a natural limb, and allows independent movement of fingers.  The MPL was used by wounded warriors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the first time Jan. 24, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Sarah Fortney/Released)

In The Robot-Arm Prosthetic Controlled by Thought we meet Johnny Matheny who is the first person to attach a mind-controlled prosthetic limb directly to his skeleton. After losing his arm to cancer in 2008, Johnny signed up for a number of experimental surgeries to prepare himself to use a DARPA-funded prosthetic prototype. Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

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The Future of Fashion is 3D Printing

Posted By on November 23, 2015
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Welcome to the latest installment of Vancity Futures (you can see the original post here), a monthly column that focuses on the technological changes in the world, what they mean for all of us here in Vancouver, and the wider implications in the world. My name is Nikolas Badminton and I’m a Futurist and speaker.

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Music For Futurists #1

Posted By on November 23, 2015
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Welcome to a new set of posts that feature music that Nikolas Badminton knows helps his thinking and research into the future of humanity and technology. From the sublime to the strange, from the classical to the electronic, we will cover it all. Enjoy. David Bowie – Blackstar Photek – The Hidden Camera Dub Phizix and

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The Internet of Things 2020 Dilemma

Posted By on November 21, 2015
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Image via JoyofTech.com I often have to explain what the Internet of Things is to people. I prefer to give a scenario that has a slightly darker twist to it…this is The Internet of Things 2020 Dilemma You go out and have a nice meal, some drinks and then onto a club. On the way home

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Top-5 Futures for November 20th: The Olympics for Cyborgs

Posted By on November 20, 2015
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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 November 20th: The Olympics for Cyborgs

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