All Articles Of Nikolas Badminton

10 Essential Futurists for 2015, Part One

Posted By on September 14, 2015
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Futurists, or futurologists, are scientists and social scientists whose specialty is futurology, or the attempt to systematically explore predictions and possibilities about the future and how they can emerge from the present, whether that of human society in particular or of life on Earth in general (source Wikipedia). But, which Futurists are really making a

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The Future of Work: Seeing Business as Art

Posted By on September 10, 2015
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Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art Andy Warhol These words have stuck with me since I first started using them to precede a presentation I gave on growth hacking at General Assembly in NYC earlier

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Nikolas Badminton Asks Is Facebook Really Your Friend?

Posted By on September 9, 2015
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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 Lynda asks Nikolas – Is Facebook really your friend? Well, the site was unfriendly enough it convinced

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Food Engineering: Growing Leather and Meat

Posted By on September 9, 2015
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Last night I was at yoga and the instructor was talking about how to live in a 40-day Sadana (a personal search) and they were saying about giving up meat for that time as well. That seems crazy to me and I was thinking what if we manufactured meat – that would be vegetarian, right?

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The Internet of Useless Things: Part Two, Fitness

Posted By on September 7, 2015
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Ok, we’ve covered the home and kitchen in my last post. Even more ridiculous things are happening on that front, but we’ll save the for another time. In ‘The Internet of Useless Things: Part Two, Fitness’ it’s time to really look at the bottom of the Internet of Things barrel and see what people have

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The Future of Work: Open APIs Will Change Your World

Posted By on September 4, 2015
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In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. An API expresses a software component in terms of its operations, inputs, outputs, and underlying types. An API defines functionalities that are independent of their respective implementations, which allows definitions and implementations to vary without compromising

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Top-5 Futures for September 4th – Human Body Wireless

Posted By on September 4, 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 3rd – Secure wireless carried through

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