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Music For Futurists #1

Posted By on November 23, 2015
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Welcome to a new set of posts that feature music that Nikolas Badminton knows helps his thinking and research into the future of humanity and technology. From the sublime to the strange, from the classical to the electronic, we will cover it all. Enjoy. David Bowie – Blackstar Photek – The Hidden Camera Dub Phizix and

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The Internet of Things 2020 Dilemma

Posted By on November 21, 2015
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Image via JoyofTech.com I often have to explain what the Internet of Things is to people. I prefer to give a scenario that has a slightly darker twist to it…this is The Internet of Things 2020 Dilemma You go out and have a nice meal, some drinks and then onto a club. On the way home

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Top-5 Futures for November 20th: The Olympics for Cyborgs

Posted By on November 20, 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 20th: The Olympics for Cyborgs

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The Future of Sport: Drone Racing

Posted By on November 19, 2015
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In The Future of Sport: Drone Racing we look at a new exciting way to race virtually, via VR headsets and super-charged drones. On Remembrance Day myself and Kharis O’Connell (CEO of HUMAN – VR/AR/Wearables Design Agency) headed off to meet Alex Dow who is part of a group called the Internet of Drones. This group puts

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DARK FUTURES: 2014 Presentations

Posted By on November 18, 2015
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DARK FUTURES is brought to you by the team that brought you the ‘Cyborg Camp YVR’ and ‘From Now: Humanity with Technology’ conferences. Nikolas Badminton, noted Futurist, is the curator and host. Many conferences talk about the incredible possibilities that are delivered by innovations, this conference speaks about the hidden systems that affect our daily

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The Future of Retail (PSFK)

Posted By on November 18, 2015
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PSFK releases their Future of Retail report for 2016. Always insightful and guiding. Built on a robust study of trends and patterns in the market, the 6th edition of PSFK Labs’ Future of Retail report offers a directional playbook for brands and retailers – defining 10 pillars to build a modern and engaging shopper experience strategy

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The Zero Marginal Cost Society

Posted By on November 17, 2015
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Jeremy Rifkin is the author of 20 on the impact of scientific and technological changes on the economy, the workforce, society, and the environment. He has been an advisor to the European Union for the past decade. He has also served as an adviser to many political leaders and organizations on issues related to the economy, climate change,

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The Future of Robots: Designing Trust and Privacy

Posted By on November 13, 2015
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On Friday 13th November 2015 the Security and Privacy Conference 20/20 conference was held in Vancouver, British Columbia. The conference looks at us in an age of ubiquitous technology, mass amounts of personal digitized data , sharing, analysis, and monetization. These tools have broad application and will transform the way we work, the way we are governed,

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Key Perspectives on Wearables, Privacy, and Anonymity

Posted By on November 13, 2015
The functions of Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is displayed at the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 4, 2013.  The South Korean electronics giant believes its Galaxy Gear watch will "lead a new trend in smart mobile communications. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALLJOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images

On Friday 13th November 2015 Nikolas Badminton appeared at the Security and Privacy Conference 20/20 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The conference looks at us in an age of ubiquitous technology, mass amounts of personal digitized data , sharing, analysis, and monetization. These tools have broad application and will transform the way we work, the way we are

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Top-5 Futures for November 13th: 100% Renewable Energy by 2050

Posted By on November 13, 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 13th: 100% Renewable Energy by

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