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A Vision of Vancouver in 2040

Posted By on December 15, 2016
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Nikolas Badminton joined the Planning and HR Executive teams from Metro Vancouver to talks about the evolution of citizens, smart cities, technology, infrastructure, and to make predictions for 2017 to 2025. 5 Predictions for Metro Vancouver, 2017 through to 2025: New municipal, and organizational, solutions will be discovered in design charrettes involving employees & citizens.

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Future Trends – The City of Tomorrow

Posted By on December 2, 2016
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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 he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of. In Future Trends – The City of Tomorrow we look

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Energy Revolutions – The Island Tesla Powers

Posted By on November 28, 2016
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Each Monday Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, shares the top-5 energy revolution stories that have been revealed to the world in the past week. In Energy Revolutions – The Island Tesla Powers we look at the trends that we should be aware of today, November 28th, 2016. We see Ta’u in American Samoa powered by Tesla and Solarcity, India making

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Future Trends – The Future of Work in Canada

Posted By on November 18, 2016
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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 he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of. In Future Trends – The Future of Work in

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Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) – Smart Cities Keynote

Posted By on November 14, 2016
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On 8th November, Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, spoke about ‘Smart Cities: Programmable Cities, Hidden Doors, and Open Opportunities’ at the Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF). As exponential technology advances we are seeing all industries revolutionized and disrupted. We are also seeing city and building infrastructures being revolutionized by increased connection and control through Internet of Things (IoT)

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Artificial Intelligence Bulletin – Human Rights Predictions

Posted By on October 26, 2016
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Each week on a Wednesday Nikolas Badminton, Futurist highlights the top stories from the past week relating to the incredible rise of artificial intelligence and its application in society, the workplace, in cities, and in our lives. In Artificial Intelligence Bulletin – Human Rights Predictions  we see an AI systems correctly predict outcomes, smarter killer drones,

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Future Trends – Living a Hypernormal Life

Posted By on October 21, 2016
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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 he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of. In Future Trends – Living a Hypernormal Life we look

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Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity

Posted By on October 20, 2016
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According to a startling Pentagon video obtained by The Intercept, the future of global cities will be an amalgam of the settings of “Escape from New York” and “Robocop” — with dashes of the “Warriors” and “Divergent” thrown in. It will be a world of Robert Kaplan-esque urban hellscapes — brutal and anarchic supercities filled

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DARK FUTURES 2016: Tickets now on sale

Posted By on October 17, 2016
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This is year 3 of DARK FUTURES. As always, this incredible event is brought to you by Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, and the team that brought you the Cyborg Camp YVR, From Now: Humanity with Technology, and PRODUCT events. Society goes about their daily routine oblivious to the psychological, physiological, macroeconomic and technological forces at work. Are we sleepwalking? Can we

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SXSL: Feeding the Future Panel

Posted By on October 5, 2016
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South by South Lawn is a festival that was modeled on South by Southwest. SXSL hosted panel discussions throughout the day that explored how leaders in art, technology, food, innovation and social change are helping to move the country forward. Interactive booths will give attendees a hands-on opportunity to engage with and learn about new products

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