SOCIETY

We Need Calm Technology

Posted By on September 17, 2015
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We are at risk of a chaotic world. Today we see more than 6 billion people have access to cell phones and more than 2 billion people have smart phones in the world. They remind us of their presence every time, text, message, or notification comes in. They are hungry for attention. Add to that the rise

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The Hobo Code, Propaganda, and Visual Activism

Posted By on September 15, 2015
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When I was at Bournemouth University I studied linguistics, language evolution, and artificial intelligence . So fascinating and, in my opinion, language evolution never stops, grammar can be broken, new communication means are established, and brevity within a physical context is encouraged. Visual languages, i.e. those that communicate with symbols, colour and the suchlike, seem like

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10 Essential Futurists for 2015, Part One

Posted By on September 14, 2015
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Futurists, or futurologists, are scientists and social scientists whose specialty is futurology, or the attempt to systematically explore predictions and possibilities about the future and how they can emerge from the present, whether that of human society in particular or of life on Earth in general (source Wikipedia). But, which Futurists are really making a

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Food Engineering: Growing Leather and Meat

Posted By on September 9, 2015
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Last night I was at yoga and the instructor was talking about how to live in a 40-day Sadana (a personal search) and they were saying about giving up meat for that time as well. That seems crazy to me and I was thinking what if we manufactured meat – that would be vegetarian, right?

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Top-5 Futures for September 4th – Human Body Wireless

Posted By on September 4, 2015
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Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, 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 September 3rd – Secure wireless carried through

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The Future of Biking: Compact Concepts, and Balance

Posted By on September 2, 2015
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Over the past year I have contributed to the fabulous Momentum Magazine in a column called ‘Bikes + Innovation’. In this I looked at a number of areas where biking, the infrastructure, and the riders are all seeing some amazing innovations. In this post, The Future of Biking: Compact Concepts, and Balance, I have collected together 2 pieces

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The Internet of Useless Things: Part One, The Home

Posted By on September 2, 2015
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In The Internet of Useless Things: Part One, The Home Nikolas looks at those things we are highly likely to ever need to be connected… X-ray specs, Sea Monkeys, Crypto-rings, Whoopee Cushions, Black Eye Telescopes. I loved the comic ads that were used to entice children to part with their pocket money back in the day.

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