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Everyone Loves Biohacking

Posted By on October 19, 2015
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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
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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
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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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Cyberpunk is Not Dead

Posted By on October 12, 2015
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Cyberpunk is a science fiction genre noted for its focus on “high tech and low life.” The name is a portmanteau of cybernetics and punk, and was originally coined by Bruce Bethke as the title of his short story “Cyberpunk,” published in 1983. Cyberpunk is Not Dead talks about the effect that it had on the

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Biohackers Self-experiment to Achieve Superhuman Bodies

Posted By on October 11, 2015
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Article by Tamsyn Burgmann at the Canadian Press Originally published in 90+ publications and here is a link to the Globe & Mail article Biohackers Self-experiment to Achieve Superhuman Bodies There’s no visible lump, but Nikolas Badminton has a microchip the size of two grains of rice implanted between his left thumb and index finger.

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Top-5 Futures for October 9th – The Future of Wearables

Posted By on October 9, 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 9th – The Future of

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Gray Scott on Simulation Theory

Posted By on October 8, 2015
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I just listened to THE FUTURISTIC NOW (ep 004) on the simulation theory by Gray Scott of seriouswonder.com and I wanted to share this podcast and a great presentation by him. Gray Scott on Simulation Theory asks are we living in a simulated reality? Are we merely simulated quantum instances inside a holographic substrate? Is the

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The Future of Conferences: Yes and Yes Yes

Posted By on October 8, 2015
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 It’s 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, and there are 200 people watching a “dive-in” movie on a big screen from the pool and the hot tub. Pockets of conversations continue – including some deeply philosophical ones – and business ideas spring to life, while a 3D printer buzzes in the corner. This is the final evening

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The Future In Movies

Posted By on October 7, 2015
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On Tuesday October 6th, 2015 I sat down with about 20 people to talk about how I became a futurist, what I think about the world and the changes that are happening and to answer questions. In this session I was asked what movies do I think show us where the future was headed. Great

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