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What is Artificial Intelligence & Will It Kill Us?

Posted By on August 22, 2015
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Artificial intelligence is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. It is related to the similar task of using computers to understand human intelligence, but AI does not have to confine itself to methods that are biologically observable. What about Robots and Artificial Intelligence? George Washington University’s Peter Bock, the Defense

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Thought Leaders: Markets, Cities, Data, and Privacy

Posted By on August 21, 2015
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I wanted to start sharing some amazing talks that have inspired me in my career and thinking – a virtual conference with no schedule and accessibility to all. These are essential for modern planners, entrepreneurs and those that want affect change in the world. Enjoy! Scott Galloway – ‘The Four Horsemen: Amazon/Apple/Facebook & Google–Who Wins/Loses’

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2015 Predictions: The Year of Alternatives

Posted By on August 20, 2015
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For the past few years, I have actively spent time to think about what technology trends will have the biggest impact in the coming one to three years. At the beginning of 2014, I spoke about the Maker Movement, the rise of tech in healthcare, autonomous cars, additive manufacturing (large-scale 3D printing of livable structures),

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Biohacking is Here and Going Mainstream

Posted By on August 20, 2015
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One of the most exciting areas of innovation and exploration around technology today is also one of the most misunderstood. Biohacking is the practice of changing our biology and physical situation by employing the hacker ethic: sharing, openness, decentralization, free access, and world improvement. It’s the idea that we can be so much more than

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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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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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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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