Future Trends – The Future of Airports

Posted By on September 9, 2016

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 he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of.

In Future Trends – The Future of Airport we look at the trends that we should be aware of today, September 9th, 2016. The future of airports, the rise of AI and strategy, melting ice, robo-advisors, and Star Trek fans finally get transparent aluminium.

Designing YVR Airport for 2037

When YVR approached Nikolas Badminton with the challenge of imagining what the experience of traveling via the airport he drew on Design Fiction to help draw out that vision of the future for this world leading airport, here in Vancouver. Nikolas weaved technologies that will be commonplace in the future into great traveler experiences using advancements we will likely see as normal in 2037.

You can see more information on the project and what it is trying to achieve over at YVR2037.ca

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Rise of the Strategy Machines

“Within the next five years, how will technology change the practice of management in a way we have not yet witnessed?”

As a society, we are becoming increasingly comfortable with the idea that machines can make decisions and take actions on their own. We already have semi-autonomous vehicles, high-performing manufacturing robots, and automated decision making in insurance underwriting and bank credit. We have machines that can beat humans at virtually any game that can be programmed. Intelligent systems can recommend cancer cures and diabetes treatments. “Robotic process automation” can perform a wide variety of digital tasks.

Read more at MIT Sloan Management School

What If All The Ice Melted On Earth? ft. Bill Nye

Making the switch to robo-advisors

See more at WXYZ-TV Detroit

Transparent aluminum has been invented


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 are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe. Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.

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