A Day in the Life of a Smart City Planner (Infographic)

Posted By on April 20, 2016
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The IDC has shared this great infographic around A Day in the Life of a Smart City Planner. A little basic but interesting nonetheless. *** Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how

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European Commission sets out path to digitise European industry

Posted By on April 20, 2016
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Delivering on its Strategy to create a Digital Single Market, the Commission, on 19 April 2016, unveiled its plans to help European industry, SMEs, researchers and public authorities make the most of new technologies. The European Commission today presented a set of measures to support and link up national initiatives for the digitisation of industry

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Dr Eric Drexler – Nanotechnology: The Big Picture

Posted By on April 20, 2016
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Advancements in nanotechnology could fundamentally change global approaches to manufacturing, medicine, healthcare, and the environment. In this lecture Dr Eric Drexler, Senior Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin School, will look at current advances in the field of advanced nanotechnology, and the impacts and potential applications of their widespread implementation, and Dr Sonia Trigueros, Co-Director of the

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The Untold Story of Magic Leap

Posted By on April 19, 2016
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The world’s hottest startup isn’t located in Silicon Valley–it’s in suburban Florida. Today, WIRED released the article ‘The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup’ where Kevin Kelly explores what Magic Leap’s mind-bending technology tells us about the future of virtual reality. Read the article here – http://www.wired.com/2016/04/magic-leap-vr/  

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I like Big Bots, and I Cannot Lie

Posted By on April 19, 2016
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Bots are hot news right now, but what gives? Why should we care? What can they do for us? In I like Big Bots, and I Cannot Lie we look at what Facebook and Micrsoft have planned and also provide some reading. Facebook – what bots can do for you Programming a Facebook Messenger Bot This

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Sidewalk Labs: Reimagining the City as a Digital Platform

Posted By on April 19, 2016
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Since humans first settled in cities thousands of years ago, technology has repeatedly revolutionized the way we live. Just in the last 200 years, steam, electricity and the automobile have radically changed the daily lives of city residents. We are now poised for a revolution based on digital technology that can improve quality of life

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Nikolas Badminton Discusses Future Cars

Posted By on April 18, 2016
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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 – April 18: Future Cars, – Nikolas talks about how electric vehicles are

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Alex Kipman – The dawn of the age of holograms

Posted By on April 18, 2016
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Alex Kipman wants to create a new reality — one that puts people, not devices, at the center of everything. With Microsoft’s HoloLens, the first fully untethered holographic computer, Kipman brings 3D holograms into the real world, enhancing our perceptions so that we can touch and feel digital content. TED has shared Alex Kipman’s magical

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Future Trends: Facebook Wants it All

Posted By on April 15, 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: Facebook Wants it All we look at

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