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Marshall Mcluhan: The Medium is the Message

Posted By on September 30, 2015
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Herbert Marshall McLuhan, CC (July 21, 1911 – December 31, 1980) was a Canadian philosopher of communication theory and a public intellectual. His work is viewed as one of the cornerstones of the study of media theory, as well as having practical applications in the advertising and television industries. He was educated at the University

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The Future of Living: Earthships and Tiny Homes

Posted By on September 29, 2015
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Where will we live in the future? We could move to the seas, or we could just optimize how we live on the land. Architects over the past couple of decades have been challenging the idea of creating living spaces with large amounts of spaces and using modern building materials. As we run out of land

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The Future of Exclusive Communities: Seasteading

Posted By on September 28, 2015
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OK, we may not necessarily be running out of land but we are seeing more of the world’s cities existing on the coast and they are getting bigger. There are many reasons for this – easily transit to other countries, shipping routes, recreation, or even the view and positivity experienced by being near the ocean.

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Top-5 Futures for September 25th – 3D Printed Fashion

Posted By on September 25, 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 25th – 3D Printed Fashion. This week

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Shallow Questions? Questions on Gender By Stacey Kelly

Posted By on September 24, 2015
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This is a repost of an article by my friend, artist, and designer of my Futurist logo, Stacey Kelly – ‘Shallow Questions? Questions on Gender By Stacey Kelly.’. The original post can be seen here. In the UK many organisations such as universities and the Lib Dem party are rethinking the use of Gender tick

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The Future of Platforms – Ethereum

Posted By on September 24, 2015
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Ethereum is a platform that makes it possible for any developer to write and distribute next-generation decentralized applications. ‘The Future of Platforms – Ethereum’ looks at borrowing the concept of distributed consensus and cryptographic proof that makes cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin so effective in trustless payments, Ethereum extends the use of these technologies to trustless

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Rawlemon: Harvesting Sun and Moon Energy

Posted By on September 23, 2015
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Rawlemon: Harvesting Sun and Moon Energy is about the Rawlemon project that revolves around a weatherproof sphere that’s designed to rotate and follow the sun (and Moon) across the sky. It’s so sensitive to light that at night, it also harvests moonlight and convert that into electricity. Andre Broessel, the architect and designer, says his spherical,

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Demanding the Right to Die

Posted By on September 23, 2015
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Demanding the Right to Die looks at the debate around euthanasia that has been a heating up over the past few years. High profile cases, academics and the medical profession weighing in, along with government debate have put this firmly into the public spotlight. Following are some of the pros and cons of the debate.

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10 Essential Futurists for 2015, Part Two

Posted By on September 22, 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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Top-5 Futures for September 18th – Super Zombie Soldiers

Posted By on September 18, 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 18th – Super Zombie Soldiers. This

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