Adam Conover – Millennials Don’t Exist!

Posted By on March 23, 2016
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A millennial marketing conference – DEEP SHIFT – asked Adam Conover to give a talk on how to market to millennials. The thesis of the talk he gave is that Millennials don’t exist and the entire idea of “generations” is unscientific, condescending, and stupid. This is also a key point (spoiler alert) in my keynote

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The Future of Spy Technology: IARPA

Posted By on March 22, 2016
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We’ve seen the Bond movies and have been intrigued by the technology that helps his galavant around the world engaging in spycraft. In The Future of Spy Technology: IARPA we look at a place that Q would likely feel at home – Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). This organization invests in high-risk, high-payoff research programs

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Closing Remarks: Bruce Sterling – SXSW Interactive 2016

Posted By on March 21, 2016
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It’s his 30th consecutive closing address to the attendees of SXSW Interactive, and as always, Bruce delivers: an overarching, everything-in-the-world tour of everything weird, dystopian, screwed up, hopeful and ugly in the year 2016.   World traveler, science fiction author, journalist, and future-focused design critic Bruce Sterling spins the globe a few rounds as he

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The Modern Futures Podcast – Ep002: The Future of Exobionic Sports with Inventor Jonathan Tippett

Posted By on March 21, 2016
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Welcome to The Modern Futures Podcast – Ep002: The Future of Exobionic Sports with Inventor Jonathan Tippett with Nikolas Badminton, Futurist. In this episode Nikolas interviews Engineer and Inventor Jonathan Tippett about the projects that defined the amazing eatART Foundation, his exobionic mech sports robot project PROSTHESIS, and what it takes to redefine the world

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Future Trends: Microbots and Gender-biased Technologies

Posted By on March 18, 2016
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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 he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of. In Future Trends: Microbots and Gender-biased Technologies we look at the

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The Collaborative Economy Market Expansion

Posted By on March 17, 2016
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In The Collaborative Economy Market Expansion we look at the Silicon Valley Analyst Jeremiah Owyang’s updated version of his Collaborative Economy Honeycomb. Collaborative Honeycomb 3.0 The latest version of the Honeycomb framework, Honeycomb 3.0, shows how the Collaborative Economy market has grown to include new applications in Reputation and Data, Worker Support, Mobility Services, and the Beauty

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The Future of Cities: Megatall and Supertall Buildings

Posted By on March 17, 2016
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Image courtesy of Wikimedia In The Future of Cities: Megatall and Supertall Buildings we look at the trend in the world right now for architects to design “supertall” and “megatall” buildings. The Council for Tall Building and Urban Habitats (CTBUH) defines “supertall” as a building over 300 meters (984 feet) in height, and a “megatall” as a

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Music for Futurists #6: Tribute to Sun Ra (1940 to 1993)

Posted By on March 16, 2016
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In Music for Futurists #6: Tribute to Sun Ra (1940 to 1993) we look at the highly productive jazz musician, composer, poet and bandleader best known for his “cosmic” philosophies on life and music. He began performing professionally as a teen and, after moving to Chicago in 1945, immersed himself in jazz and the blues.

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Canadian DIYbio Summit, Watch Live on March 16th

Posted By on March 15, 2016
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On March 16th, 2016, The Public Health Agency of Canada will host 60 DIY-biology leaders, academics and police to attend the first-ever “Do-It-Yourself Biology Summit.” A fuller outline can be seen at ‘Ottawa galvanizes citizen science with do-it-yourself biology summit.‘ Our friends Scott Pownall (Open Science Network), and Derek Jacoby (biospace.ca) If you are in Ottawa

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