The Future of Cities: Creating Zero Waste

Posted By on December 16, 2015
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In The Future of Cities: Creating Zero Waste we look at Kamikatsu, Japan that decided, in 2003, to require that all residents comply with a new, rigorous recycling program – perhaps the most rigorous in the world. Since then, the town composts, recycles, or reuses 80% of its garbage. It may not technically be 100% zero waste,

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Nikolas Badminton Discusses Bringing Our Lives Into the Future

Posted By on December 15, 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 – Dec 14: Bring Our Lives Into the Future – Nikolas

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The Future of Work: CELIA, The Next Generation of Watson

Posted By on December 15, 2015
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IBM’s Watson has been big news over the past 2 or 3 years and the revolution in cognitive computing has ushered in the idea that a computer similar thought processes to a human has an incredible amount of value. In ‘The Future of Work: CELIA, The Next Generation of Watson’ we look at Watson and the next

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Fjord Trends 2016

Posted By on December 15, 2015
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Now into its ninth year, design agency Fjord publishes its annual Trends Report 2016. In Fjord Trends 2016 they unveil what they believe to be the most significant technology and business developments emerging and describe how they will transform our world in the coming 12 months. Fjord believes 2016 will be another defining year for digital and

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Music for Futurists #3

Posted By on December 14, 2015
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Welcome to Music for Futurists #2. We 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 cover it all. Enjoy. Godspeed You! Black Emperor Live at The Metropolis – Moya (Gorecki) – Par La Bande

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The Future of Violence with Steven Pinker

Posted By on December 14, 2015
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Steven Pinker is Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. His research on language and cognition has won prizes from the National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, the American Psychological Association, and the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. Dr. Pinker has also received several teaching awards and many prizes

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Top-5 Futures for December 11th: Bacteria Unlocks Immortality

Posted By on December 11, 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 December 11th: Bacteria Unlocks Immortality features

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The Future of Film: THE SHAMAN

Posted By on December 10, 2015
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A premiere at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in New York and 4-million views on YouTube. This is how modern film will likely turn out to be. The Future of Film: THE SHAMAN looks at the 17-minute film director Marco Kalantari has created that shows a world and aesthetic that stands up to some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters.

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The Future of User Experience: Virtual Reality Interfaces

Posted By on December 9, 2015
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In ‘The Future of User Experience – Virtual Reality Interfaces’ we look at some of the work that is being undertaken with VR and how interfaces will appear before us and integrate with physical environments as well. VR Interface Design Manifesto Mike Alger outlines his declaration of intent for the research and design of user interfaces

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Music for Futurists #2

Posted By on December 7, 2015
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Welcome to Music for Futurists #2. We 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 cover it all. Enjoy. Squarepusher in session for Guardian Music Josh Wink – Don’t Laugh Transition – Deephouse Mix

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