All Articles Of Nikolas Badminton

Where are all the Female Futurists?

Posted By on October 5, 2015
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It seems that these days Futurists are prevalent in everything from TED-style talks through to modern businesses that are trying to work out which way the world is heading. What has become apparent to me is that there seems to be a lack of women labelled as Futurists. What I wanted to do with ‘Where

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Top-5 Futures for October 2nd – Robot Revolution

Posted By on October 2, 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 October 2nd – Robot Revolution. This

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The Future of Work: Code Literacy for Canada’s Future

Posted By on October 1, 2015
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In the The Future of Work: Code Literacy for Canada’s Future discusses the importance of code literacy, outcome-based technology education, and present an open letter from my friends at Lighthouse Labs. As a new Canadian I have been very much looking forward to this upcoming election. I’ve scrutinized and considered the parties policies (some are very

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NASA Finds Water on Mars

Posted By on September 30, 2015
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It’s been a big week for NASA. They found evidence of water on Mars and they announced it via a press conference on Monday September 28th, 2015. The full conference is here: Currently NASA thinks this area has a very small amount of water, probably just enough to wet the top layer of the surface of

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Marshall Mcluhan: The Medium is the Message

Posted By on September 30, 2015
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Herbert Marshall McLuhan, CC (July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980) was a Canadian philosopher of communication theory and a public intellectual. His work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory, as well as having practical applications in the advertising and television industries. He was educated at the University

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The Future of Living: Earthships and Tiny Homes

Posted By on September 29, 2015
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Where will we live in the future? We could move to the seas, or we could just optimize how we live on the land. Architects over the past couple of decades have been challenging the idea of creating living spaces with large amounts of spaces and using modern building materials. As we run out of land

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The Future of Exclusive Communities: Seasteading

Posted By on September 28, 2015
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OK, we may not necessarily be running out of land but we are seeing more of the world’s cities existing on the coast and they are getting bigger. There are many reasons for this – easily transit to other countries, shipping routes, recreation, or even the view and positivity experienced by being near the ocean.

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Will Future Farmers Have to Go to the Field? A Preview of AgEx Conference ’15

Posted By on September 25, 2015
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Will Future Farmers Have to Go to the Field? A Preview of AgEx Conference ’15 looks at society as a whole, including agriculture, is experiencing a trend toward the use of more autonomous machines that can communicate amongst themselves and optimize their own activity using “big data” analytics. That might sound like a whole lot of high-level tech lingo,

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Top-5 Futures for September 25th – 3D Printed Fashion

Posted By on September 25, 2015
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Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, 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 September 25th – 3D Printed Fashion. This week

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Shallow Questions? Questions on Gender By Stacey Kelly

Posted By on September 24, 2015
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This is a repost of an article by my friend, artist, and designer of my Futurist logo, Stacey Kelly – ‘Shallow Questions? Questions on Gender By Stacey Kelly.’. The original post can be seen here. In the UK many organisations such as universities and the Lib Dem party are rethinking the use of Gender tick

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