All Articles Of Nikolas Badminton

The Future of Work: The 2040 Workplace

Posted By on August 18, 2015
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Johnson Controls’ Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business  ‘Smart Workplace 2040 report’ claims that 25 years from now, work will be seen as something workers do, rather than a place to which they commute. Ways of working will be very different as a new generation of what it terms ‘workspace consumers’ choose their time and place of work.

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Eyeglasses allow Face Un-Recognition in Japan

Posted By on August 14, 2015
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The ultimate disguise for the digital era is set to go on sale in Japan. The National Institute of Informatics said it has developed eyeglasses that help users protect their privacy by disabling facial-recognition systems in cameras. The Privacy Visor, created by the government-affiliated institute and an eyeglass maker in Japan’s Fukui prefecture, uses unique angles

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Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends Report

Posted By on August 14, 2015
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KPCB’s Mary Meeker presents the 2015 Internet Trends report, 20 years after the inaugural “The Internet Report” was first published in 1995. In Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends Report we present the whole report. Since then, the number of Internet users has risen from 35 million in 1995 to more than 2.8 billion today. The 2015

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Highlights from the 2015 National Drone Racing Championship

Posted By on August 14, 2015
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In Highlights from the 2015 National Drone Racing Championship we show drone racers that play a real life video game. $25,000 and the first-ever national champion title are at stake (via Quartz). *** 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

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The Tinderization of Society

Posted By on August 14, 2015
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Tinder has been downloaded 1.6 billion times in just 3 years. More than 6 billion matches have happened. It’s a strange world that we are operating in these days where individuals are turning to applications and brief glimpses to decide their future mates (or conquests).   *** Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that

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From Rectangles to Reality: A Primer on Virtual Reality

Posted By on August 14, 2015
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Just as the fish donned skin to walk the earth, and man donned a space suit to walk in space, we’ll now don cyber suits to walk in Cyberia. In ten years most of our daily operations, occupational, education, and recreational, will transpire in Cyberia. Each of us will be linked in thrilling cyber exchanges

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CBC Fast Forward: When Robots Take Over

Posted By on April 25, 2015
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In CBC Fast Forward: When Robots Take Over we talk to futurist Nik Badminton about how technology and the human experience are going to intertwine in the future here on Vancouver Island. Everything from the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), the changing work economy, the future of work, the freelance economy,

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Virgin’s Unlimited Vacation Proposal

Posted By on September 21, 2014
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On Tuesday 23rd September, Richard Branson announced a bold new step forward for Virgin in a blog post on their site. Flexible working has revolutionised how, where and when we all do our jobs. So, if working nine to five no longer applies, then why should strict annual leave (vacation) policies? You could hear the

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The Curious World of Sex and Technology

Posted By on August 21, 2014
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At the From Now Conference in 2014, I prepared a presentation entitled ‘Sex and the Singularity’. It spoke about how far we have come with technology creeping into our sex lives, sexuality and intimate relationships (scroll to the end for the video if you want to skip the insight in this article). In preparation for the

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