Future Trends: Disabled Drone Pilots

Posted By on June 30, 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: Disabled Drone Pilots we look at the

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Artificial Intelligence Bulletin – Chatbot vs. parking tickets

Posted By on June 29, 2016
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Each week on a Wednesday Nikolas Badminton, Futurist highlights the top stories from the past week relating to the incredible rise of artificial intelligence and its application in society, the workplace, in cities, and in our lives. In Artificial Intelligence Bulletin – Chatbot vs. parking tickets we see posts on chatbot lawyers winning for the people, AI dogfights,

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The Future of Storytelling: Glen Keane

Posted By on June 28, 2016
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Over nearly four decades at Disney, Glen Keane animated some the most compelling characters of our time: Ariel from The Little Mermaid, the titular beast in Beauty and the Beast, and Disney’s Tarzan, to name just a few. The son of cartoonist Bil Keane (The Family Circus), Glen learned early on the importance of holding

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Nudgestock, The Evolution of Behavioural Economics

Posted By on June 27, 2016
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For one day in June, a cliff top pavilion on the south coast of England played host to a festival of behavioural science. Thought-leading talks and behaviour change case studies will all be accompanied by drinks, mingling, ice cream stalls and revelry. You can expect a wonderfully eclectic mix of the biggest thinkers and practitioners

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The Next 5 Years in Technology with Gerd Leonhard

Posted By on June 27, 2016
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As I attend conferences, tech incubators, start up festivals, and other events I often hear people come up to me and say “I’m also a futurist.” This always excites me and this generally starts an interesting conversations. Oftentimes I look for those that talk about their experiences, references, and their confidence in speculations about the

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Nikolas Badminton Discusses the UK LEAVE Vote on Roundhouse Radio

Posted By on June 25, 2016
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On June 24th, the day of the LEAVE decision from the referendum on the UK leaving the European Union, Roundhouse Radio approached Nikolas Badminton for insights and opinion – listen here. *** 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

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Nikolas Badminton Talks to CTV about Brexit

Posted By on June 25, 2016
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On June 24th, the day of the LEAVE decision from the referendum on the UK leaving the European Union, CTV approached Nikolas Badminton for insights and opinion (go to 5m 20s for the segment). *** Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the

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Future Trends: The end of weather forecasting

Posted By on June 24, 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: The end of weather forecasting we look

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Shenzhen, The City of the Future

Posted By on June 23, 2016
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In ‘Shenzhen, The City of the Future’ I wanted to share this series of videos from WIRED on this new fascinating world of Shenzhen, and its burgeoning technology economy. Shenzhen was a market town of 30,000 people on the route of the Kowloon–Canton Railway. That changed in 1979 when Shenzhen was promoted to city-status and in 1980

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Biohacking – $140 CRISPR Gene-editing

Posted By on June 23, 2016
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In Biohacking – $140 CRISPR Gene-editing we look at what happens when you democratize science and give anyone the ability to edit DNA. I often talk about the future where there would be more community medical hubs and back alley geneticists. In fact, I am writing a science fiction on this exactly. I wanted to

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