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The Future of Living: American Nomads and Anarchy

Posted By on November 9, 2015
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Beneath the America we think we know lies a nation hidden from view – a nomadic nation, living on the roads, the rails and in the wild open spaces. In its deserts, forests, mountain ranges and on the plains, a huge population of modern nomads pursues its version of the American dream – to live

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500 Billion Internet of Things Devices by 2025

Posted By on November 6, 2015
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In 500 Billion Internet of Things Devices by 2025 we share a summary of a discussion at Fortune’s Global Forum about connected devices on Monday November 2nd, 2015. The Internet of things, in which anything from refrigerators to cars are connected online, is such an important development that companies failing to recognize it risk becoming irrelevant. That was

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Top-5 Futures for November 6th – Facebook’s Unbelievable AI

Posted By on November 6, 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 6th – Facebook’s Unbelievable AI talks

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Free Download: When I Grow Up I want to be a Futurist

Posted By on November 5, 2015
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Nikolas Badminton loves to think about the future. In 2014 people started calling him a futurist. This was probably because he had been talking about the strange future of sex, the Internet of Things in 2020, why software is sexier than advertising, creativity, the collaborative economy, the The Future of Work, industrial wearables, surveillance, psychedelics,

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Shakespeare on the Blockchain, by Juraj Salapa

Posted By on November 4, 2015
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Shakespeare on the Blockchain, by Juraj Salapa Thanks to the unicorns like AirBnB and Uber, business has become personal. Everyone can turn their car into a taxi, or their apartment into a hotel. Everyone’s a marketer of themselves. Peer-to-Peer economy is not a revolution of technology. It is much more a revolution in how much trust we

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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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