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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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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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Rawlemon: Harvesting Sun and Moon Energy

Posted By on September 23, 2015
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Rawlemon: Harvesting Sun and Moon Energy is about the Rawlemon project that revolves around a weatherproof sphere that’s designed to rotate and follow the sun (and Moon) across the sky. It’s so sensitive to light that at night, it also harvests moonlight and convert that into electricity. Andre Broessel, the architect and designer, says his spherical,

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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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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 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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