The Future of Sex and Intimacy

Posted By on October 28, 2015

Technology is probably having some of the biggest impacts on the most basic form of human needs – sex and intimacy. It’s the glue that binds our families and relationships together. The Future of Sex and Intimacy shows 4 videos that tackles this area. Victoria Cullen takes on a journey through the history of sex toys,

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The VR Revolution: Magic Leap Will Blow Minds

Posted By on October 27, 2015

In the VR Revolution: Magic Leap Will Blow Minds we’ll look at the latest reveals from the most exciting AR/VR company around. Virtual Reality (VR) is something I have been tracking for quite some time and Magic Leap is a company that is reportedly creating some real magic in the world. In my previous article From Rectangles

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Tech Survival: The Creativity of Cuba

Posted By on October 27, 2015

In Tech Survival: The Creativity of Cuba we look and the creativity needed in Cuba. In 1991, Cuba’s economy began to implode. “The Special Period in the Time of Peace” was the government’s euphemism for what was a culmination of 30 years worth of isolation. It began in the 60s, with engineers leaving Cuba for America.

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Top-5 Futures for October 23rd – Humans in 1000 Years

Posted By on October 23, 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 23rd – Humans in 1000

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What Predictions Back to the Future Got Right

Posted By on October 21, 2015

26 years ago, Marty McFly and Doc Brown climbed into their time-traveling flying DeLorean and set the controls to the distant future – October 21, 2015 –which happens to be today. For a $40M dollar budget, it’s pretty amazing what they achieved with the vision presented in the film. So as you read these correct predictions,

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DARK FUTURES: Event on November 24th, 2015

Posted By on October 19, 2015
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DARK FUTURES is brought to you by Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, and the team that brought you the Cyborg Camp YVR, From Now: Humanity with Technology, and PRODUCT events. Society goes about their daily routine oblivious to the psychological, physiological, macroeconomic and technological forces at work. Are we sleepwalking? Can we wake up to what is happening and

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Everyone Loves Biohacking

Posted By on October 19, 2015

The week of the 12th of October was busier than usual. The previous Thursday Tamsyn Burgmann from the Canadian Press interviewed me about biohacking and the implant I had done at From Now in 2014. We also talked more generally about the biohacking scene in Canada. Here is the video from the From Now conference that

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The Future of User Experience – Mind Control

Posted By on October 14, 2015

In ‘The Future of User Experience – Mind Control’ we look at how brain controlled interfaces are becoming more prevalent in today’s society. This has huge implications for those that are physically disabled and the world will be more of an accessible place. Here we highlight some of the most recent experiments in the use

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Everybody Needs a Little Robot Love

Posted By on October 13, 2015

While trawling through dozens of posts today I found this quite charming video that features a little robot assistant called Robohon (made by the electronics giant SHARP). In this article, Everybody Needs a Little Robot Love, we look at Robohon and what it is going to take to design products that connect deeply with us. We

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