All Articles Of Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas Badminton Discusses the Future of Work

Posted By on April 24, 2017
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Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, is a regular contributor to Lynda Steele and Drex’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 – Nikolas Badminton Discusses the Future of Work – Nikolas talks about how work is changing

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Future Trends – Working Less

Posted By on April 21, 2017
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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 – Working Less we look at how our

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Artificial Intelligence Bulletin – Refuelling at 2am

Posted By on April 19, 2017
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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 – Refuelling at 2am we look at self-driving cars going about their business, AWS opening up it’s

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Keynote – British Columbia 2050, The Exponential Province

Posted By on April 19, 2017
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Canadian and British Futurist Nikolas Badminton talked on February 2nd, 2017 about the future of natural resources, energy generation, renewable technology and exponential change to over 1000 attendees from across British Columbia in Canada. See his enthralling keynote here: You can also see the slides here: British Columbia in 2050 – BC Forum on Natural

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Vancouver Futurists: The Future of Love and Sex (NSFW)

Posted By on April 19, 2017
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On April 18th, 2017, Nikolas Badminton hosted the Meetup group Canada Futurists: Vancouver met to discuss the Future of Love and Sex. Be warned, all of the content here may not be acceptable for those under 18 or to be viewed at work. We had Marina Adshade there and here is her TEDxVancouver talk (and you can

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Facebook F8 – AI, AR, VR, Bots, Music and Food

Posted By on April 18, 2017
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Today (April 18th, 2017) we saw Facebook speak about how it is surfacing the technologies that it’s been working on and why the camera and creating your own experience is key to everything: Augmented Reality Virtual Reality Frames Keypoint detection and masking Messenger upgrades – Spotify integration, with Apple Music coming and food ordering from Delivery.com And

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Sex Robots – An Explicit Resource

Posted By on April 17, 2017
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In preparation for the Canada Futurists – Vancouver Chapter meetup on ‘The Future of Love and Sex’ I have been looking at many resources that discuss sex robots. In this time I have come across a number of resources that I wanted to collate and share. Sex Robots | Kate Devlin | TEDxWarwick Kate takes

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Future Trends – VR’s Existential Hangover

Posted By on April 17, 2017
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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 – VR’s Existential Hangover we look at

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Strange Beasts’ Strange Augmented Reality Vision

Posted By on April 12, 2017
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Strange Beasts is a quirky sci-fi short about augmented reality. In the film, “Strange Beasts” is an augmented reality game and it allows you to create and grow your own virtual pet. How far can it go? Written, directed and produced by Magali Barbé. Co-produced by: Red Knuckles, Peanut. imdb.com/title/tt5638002/ If you’re curious about the

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Robot Love in Japan

Posted By on April 12, 2017
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In Japan, robots are used for companionship, household tasks, sex. But can they be the remedy for something deeper and more human: loneliness? While Western cultures may struggle to think of machines as having human qualities, Japan’s relationships with inanimate objects is quite different. Kaname Hayashi, founder of Groove X, the company that built Pepper,

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