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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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Rosi Braidotti: Posthuman, All Too Human?

Posted By on August 31, 2015
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Rosi Braidotti: Posthuman, All Too Human? This is a discussion on a ‘Cultural Political Cartography’. Essential and deep thinking on posthumanist thought and the challenge of antihumanism: Professor Braidotti has taught at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands since 1988, when she was appointed as the founding professor in women’s studies. In 1995, she became the

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The Future of Biking: Routes, Trikes, and Art

Posted By on August 26, 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: Routes, Trikes, and Art, I have collected together 3 pieces of

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What is Artificial Intelligence & Will It Kill Us?

Posted By on August 22, 2015
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Artificial intelligence is the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. It is related to the similar task of using computers to understand human intelligence, but AI does not have to confine itself to methods that are biologically observable. What about Robots and Artificial Intelligence? George Washington University’s Peter Bock, the Defense

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Thought Leaders: Markets, Cities, Data, and Privacy

Posted By on August 21, 2015
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I wanted to start sharing some amazing talks that have inspired me in my career and thinking – a virtual conference with no schedule and accessibility to all. These are essential for modern planners, entrepreneurs and those that want affect change in the world. Enjoy! Scott Galloway – ‘The Four Horsemen: Amazon/Apple/Facebook & Google–Who Wins/Loses’

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2015 Predictions: The Year of Alternatives

Posted By on August 20, 2015
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For the past few years, I have actively spent time to think about what technology trends will have the biggest impact in the coming one to three years. At the beginning of 2014, I spoke about the Maker Movement, the rise of tech in healthcare, autonomous cars, additive manufacturing (large-scale 3D printing of livable structures),

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Biohacking is Here and Going Mainstream

Posted By on August 20, 2015
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One of the most exciting areas of innovation and exploration around technology today is also one of the most misunderstood. Biohacking is the practice of changing our biology and physical situation by employing the hacker ethic: sharing, openness, decentralization, free access, and world improvement. It’s the idea that we can be so much more than

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Eyeglasses allow Face Un-Recognition in Japan

Posted By on August 14, 2015
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The ultimate disguise for the digital era is set to go on sale in Japan. The National Institute of Informatics said it has developed eyeglasses that help users protect their privacy by disabling facial-recognition systems in cameras. The Privacy Visor, created by the government-affiliated institute and an eyeglass maker in Japan’s Fukui prefecture, uses unique angles

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Highlights from the 2015 National Drone Racing Championship

Posted By on August 14, 2015
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In Highlights from the 2015 National Drone Racing Championship we show drone racers that play a real life video game. $25,000 and the first-ever national champion title are at stake (via Quartz). *** Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers

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