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The Future of Work: Less than 10% of People Have Jobs

Posted By on November 4, 2015
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This article features some thinking from Steve Jurvetson, a Managing Director of Venture Capital company Draper Fisher Jurvetson. Steve is a savvy VC and was the founding investor in Hotmail (MSFT), Interwoven (IWOV), Kana (KANA), and NeoPhotonics (NPTN). He also led the firm’s investments in other companies which were then acquired for $12 billion in aggregate.

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The Future of Medicine – Nanomachines

Posted By on November 3, 2015
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The Future of Medicine – Nanomachines provides a primer on what nanotechnology (and machines) is and what it can do. Richard Feynman “Tiny Machines” Nanotechnology Lecture Richard Feynman gave his famous talk “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom” on December 29th 1959 at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society at the California

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Never Grow Old: Aubrey de Grey

Posted By on November 2, 2015
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Aubrey de Grey is an English author and biomedical gerontologist,currently the Chief Science Officer of the SENS Research Foundation. He is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Rejuvenation Research, author of The Mitochondrial Free Radical Theory of Aging (1999) and co-author of Ending Aging (2007). He is known for his view that medical technology may enable

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Top-5 Futures for October 30th – Stop Eating Bacon

Posted By on October 30, 2015
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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 I read through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of. Top-5 Futures for October 30th – Stop Eating Bacon looks

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The Future of Virtual Reality: Facebook and Oculus Rift

Posted By on October 29, 2015
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Virtual Reality is a hot topic now. After years in the wilderness we are seeing many companies push boundaries. One such company is Oculus (Rift). Facebook bought them for $2 billion and it made complete sense. The Future of Virtual Reality: Facebook and Oculus Rift features a chat with Mark Zuckerberg and Michael Abrash along with some

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The Future of Sex and Intimacy

Posted By on October 28, 2015
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Technology is probably having some of the biggest impacts on the most basic form of human needs – sex and intimacy. It’s the glue that binds our families and relationships together. The Future of Sex and Intimacy shows 4 videos that tackles this area. Victoria Cullen takes on a journey through the history of sex toys,

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The VR Revolution: Magic Leap Will Blow Minds

Posted By on October 27, 2015
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In the VR Revolution: Magic Leap Will Blow Minds we’ll look at the latest reveals from the most exciting AR/VR company around. Virtual Reality (VR) is something I have been tracking for quite some time and Magic Leap is a company that is reportedly creating some real magic in the world. In my previous article From Rectangles

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Tech Survival: The Creativity of Cuba

Posted By on October 27, 2015
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In Tech Survival: The Creativity of Cuba we look and the creativity needed in Cuba. In 1991, Cuba’s economy began to implode. “The Special Period in the Time of Peace” was the government’s euphemism for what was a culmination of 30 years worth of isolation. It began in the 60s, with engineers leaving Cuba for America.

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Top-5 Futures for October 23rd – Humans in 1000 Years

Posted By on October 23, 2015
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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 I read through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of. Top-5 Futures for October 23rd – Humans in 1000

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What Predictions Back to the Future Got Right

Posted By on October 21, 2015
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26 years ago, Marty McFly and Doc Brown climbed into their time-traveling flying DeLorean and set the controls to the distant future – October 21, 2015 –which happens to be today. For a $40M dollar budget, it’s pretty amazing what they achieved with the vision presented in the film. So as you read these correct predictions,

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