All Articles Of Nikolas Badminton

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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Hook, Bait, and Listen: Capturing The Dark Social

Posted By on September 3, 2015
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The Dark Social Challenge Hook, Bait, and Listen: Capturing The Dark Social: The world is switching off from social media sharing through platforms like Facebook and Twitter due to increased rates of spam, paid media hijacking, and relentless monetization of users. Add to that the scariness of the NSA Prism capture-all activities, advertising network targeting

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The Future of Biking: Compact Concepts, and Balance

Posted By on September 2, 2015
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Over the past year I have contributed to the fabulous Momentum Magazine in a column called ‘Bikes + Innovation’. In this I looked at a number of areas where biking, the infrastructure, and the riders are all seeing some amazing innovations. In this post, The Future of Biking: Compact Concepts, and Balance, I have collected together 2 pieces

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The Internet of Useless Things: Part One, The Home

Posted By on September 2, 2015
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In The Internet of Useless Things: Part One, The Home Nikolas looks at those things we are highly likely to ever need to be connected… X-ray specs, Sea Monkeys, Crypto-rings, Whoopee Cushions, Black Eye Telescopes. I loved the comic ads that were used to entice children to part with their pocket money back in the day.

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The Inevitable Future of Cities

Posted By on September 1, 2015
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In 2014 the United Nations stated that 54% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 per cent by 2050. Their projections show that urbanization combined with the overall growth of the world’s population could add another 2.5 billion people to urban populations by 2050, with close

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Rosi Braidotti: Posthuman, All Too Human?

Posted By on August 31, 2015
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Rosi Braidotti: Posthuman, All Too Human? This is a discussion on a ‘Cultural Political Cartography’. Essential and deep thinking on posthumanist thought and the challenge of antihumanism: Professor Braidotti has taught at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands since 1988, when she was appointed as the founding professor in women’s studies. In 1995, she became the

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