The Future of Work: Open APIs Will Change Your World

Posted By on September 4, 2015

In computer programming, an application programming interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. An API expresses a software component in terms of its operations, inputs, outputs, and underlying types. An API defines functionalities that are independent of their respective implementations, which allows definitions and implementations to vary without compromising

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

Posted By on September 4, 2015

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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Hook, Bait, and Listen: Capturing The Dark Social

Posted By on September 3, 2015
dark social

The Dark Social Challenge Hook, Bait, and Listen: Capturing The Dark Social: The world is switching off from social media sharing through platforms like Facebook and Twitter due to increased rates of spam, paid media hijacking, and relentless monetization of users. Add to that the scariness of the NSA Prism capture-all activities, advertising network targeting

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The Future of Work: Create a 300-year Business Plan

Posted By on August 27, 2015
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Recently I was at an event with a number of notable and new entrepreneurs talking about new developments and the challenges that they were facing. At one point of the evening I was sat talking with Steven Forth, CEO of TeamFit (a smart new way to build teams), about business planning and how futurology can

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Thought Leaders: Markets, Cities, Data, and Privacy

Posted By on August 21, 2015

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

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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Saying Yes to the Future of Conferences

Posted By on August 20, 2015

Diving In! 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. Everyone is saying Saying

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The Future of Work: The 2040 Workplace

Posted By on August 18, 2015

Johnson Controls’ Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business  ‘Smart Workplace 2040 report’ claims that 25 years from now, work will be seen as something workers do, rather than a place to which they commute. Ways of working will be very different as a new generation of what it terms ‘workspace consumers’ choose their time and place of work.

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Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends Report

Posted By on August 14, 2015
Mary Meeker

KPCB’s Mary Meeker presents the 2015 Internet Trends report, 20 years after the inaugural “The Internet Report” was first published in 1995. In Mary Meeker’s 2015 Internet Trends Report we present the whole report. Since then, the number of Internet users has risen from 35 million in 1995 to more than 2.8 billion today. The 2015

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Virgin’s Unlimited Vacation Proposal

Posted By on September 21, 2014

On Tuesday 23rd September, Richard Branson announced a bold new step forward for Virgin in a blog post on their site. Flexible working has revolutionised how, where and when we all do our jobs. So, if working nine to five no longer applies, then why should strict annual leave (vacation) policies? You could hear the

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