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Future Trends – EV Cost Parity by 2018

Posted By on August 18, 2017
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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 Exponential Minds’ Future Trends – EV Cost Parity by

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Imagine a world without Bullshit

Posted By on August 18, 2017
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Harry Frankfurt is an American philosopher and author of the New York Times Best Seller “On Bullshit”. Although first conceived as an essay over 30 years ago, his theory on bullshit is more relevant than ever before. BULLSHIT! aims to further our understanding of what bullshit is, why there’s so much of it, and how

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Ethics in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Posted By on August 16, 2017
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Andra Keay is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, an industry group supporting the innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies. She is also founder of Robot Launchpad for startups and co-founder of Robot Garden, a new robotics hackerspace. Here she is discussing Ethics in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at the SingularityU Germany Summit 2017.

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Artificial Intelligence Bulletin – Don’t Hate Watson

Posted By on August 16, 2017
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In the EXPONENTIAL MINDS’ Artificial Intelligence Bulletin – Don’t Hate Watson we see a critique of IBM Watson, how raising the minimum wage ushers in automation of human work, space systems changing, safe jobs, and quotes about AI. Why Everyone Is Hating on IBM Watson—Including the People Who Helped Make It You’ve probably seen the Watson commercials, where what looks

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Book Nikolas Badminton Futurist Speaker for Your Event

Posted By on August 16, 2017
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Click to book Futurist Keynote Speaker Nikolas Badminton for your event 2016 and 2017  have been an incredible years with keynotes on Agriculture, Innovation, Media and Advertising, Artificial Intelligence, Education, The Future of Work, Innovations in Farming, Biohacking, and other areas where huge changes are coming. Nikolas is now taking bookings for 2017 and 2018. He

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Dark Futures Film Club – Kapture: Fluke

Posted By on August 15, 2017
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AS an extension of the DARK FUTURES speaker series, Nikolas Badminton will carefully select a number of short videos by the world’s edgiest producers and share them via this site. In Dark Futures Film Club – Kapture: Fluke we see a Sci-Fi proof-of-concept short film, produced by Neill Blomkamp’s Oat Studios. Welcome to Kapture Technologies, where Gary and Jeff

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The Future of Logistics – Shipping

Posted By on August 15, 2017
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In 2018, the world’s first Autonomous Ship – a Norwegian container ship called the Yara Birkeland – will set sail and will be the world’s first electric, autonomous, zero-emissions ship.  Besides reducing fuel emissions by being electric, the Yara Birkeland will supposedly replace 40,000 truck drivers a year through southern Norway. Once regulations are in place

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Mixed Reality and the Future of Work

Posted By on August 14, 2017
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On July 18th Bloomberg released the video ‘Could This Hologram Headset Replace Your Cubicle?’ that featured the Meta headset that enables mixed reality. San Francisco startup Meta is trying to liberate the workplace of computer monitors, trading them in for its augmented reality headsets. Bloomberg Technology’s Selina Wang delves into the possibilities of an office

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Dr. Ken Hayworth – The Future of Brains

Posted By on August 8, 2017
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I want to be clear that, you know, science is science and it doesn’t really talk that directly about morality and about how people are supposed to interact with each other. Dr. Ken Hayworth, taking a step back to acknowledge that his interview had taken a definite turn into the realm of philosophy. Advances in

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Nikolas Badminton talks about 2030 Predictions on Global News

Posted By on July 31, 2017
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Nikolas Badminton, Global Futurist, joined the Global News team to discuss 5 scenarios that are likely to come to pass by 2030. Or, are they? AMAZON enables retailers to cater to our mood through new in-store experiences. 75% of Canadians now organic vegetarians, vegans, or eat factory grown meat protein. The last human truck driver

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