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Top-5 Futures for December 4th: Biology and Big Data Converge

Posted By on December 4, 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 December 4th: Biology and Big Data

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Dark Visions of Augmented Reality

Posted By on December 3, 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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Don’t E-Waste Our Time

Posted By on December 2, 2015
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What do we do with Computers, VHS recorders, laptops, mobile phones, TVs, control systems, CD players, and all sorts of gadgets that contain electronic parts once we are done with them? Maybe we ‘recycle’ them or throw them away. Well, oftentimes they end up in Africa or Asia. We’re going to be overrun with this

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The Future of Fashion is 3D Printing (Vancity Futures)

Posted By on December 1, 2015
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This is a report of the original article posted on Vancity Buzz. Welcome to the latest installment of Vancity Futures, a monthly column that focuses on the technological changes in the world, what they mean for all of us here in Vancouver, and the wider implications in the world. My name is Nikolas Badminton and

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The Future of Agriculture (AgEx 2015 Keynote)

Posted By on November 28, 2015
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The Agricultural Excellence Conference brought together diverse industry experts from across disciplines, regions and commodity sectors to share and explore beneficial farm management practices, advice, and insight with leading farm business thinkers. Nikolas Badminton provided the closing keynote speech entitled ‘The Future of Agriculture – Innovations That Will Rock Your Farm’. The presentation started with a

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Top-5 Futures for November 27th: The Cyberspace Revolution

Posted By on November 27, 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 November 27th: The Cyberspace Revolution features Jennifer

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Future Music Pioneers: Richie Hawtin

Posted By on November 26, 2015
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In Future Music Pioneers: Richie Hawtin we look at the Anglo-Canadian techno legend and how his life progressed from a child into the DJ and producer. Hawtin has recorded music under the aliases Plastikman, F.U.S.E., Concept 1, Forcept 1, Circuit Breaker, Robotman, Chrome, Spark, Xenon, R.H.X., Jack Master, Richard Michaels and UP!. He also recorded and

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The Future of Money: The Cashless Society

Posted By on November 25, 2015

The Future of Money: The Cashless Society looks at some of the most recent opinions and trends around how society is changing its attitude towards paying for goods and services. The Future of Money: Cashing out on Cash Thomson Reuters hosted an evening panel discussion about what’s in store for the future of money and

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The Robot-Arm Prosthetic Controlled by Thought

Posted By on November 24, 2015
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Bethesda, Md. (Feb. 2, 2012) The Modular Prosthetic Limb (MPL) was developed as part of a four-year program by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, along with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. The brain-controlled prosthetic has nearly as much dexterity as a natural limb, and allows independent movement of fingers.  The MPL was used by wounded warriors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for the first time Jan. 24, 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Sarah Fortney/Released)

In The Robot-Arm Prosthetic Controlled by Thought we meet Johnny Matheny who is the first person to attach a mind-controlled prosthetic limb directly to his skeleton. After losing his arm to cancer in 2008, Johnny signed up for a number of experimental surgeries to prepare himself to use a DARPA-funded prosthetic prototype. Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

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The Future of Fashion is 3D Printing

Posted By on November 23, 2015
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Welcome to the latest installment of Vancity Futures (you can see the original post here), a monthly column that focuses on the technological changes in the world, what they mean for all of us here in Vancouver, and the wider implications in the world. My name is Nikolas Badminton and I’m a Futurist and speaker.

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