Future Trends: The Open Web and Shitty A.I. Movies

Posted By on June 10, 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 Open Web and Shitty A.I. Movies we look at the trends that we should be aware of today, June 10th, 2016. The open web, artificial hearts, AR nail art, Project Tango, and a terrible sci-fi movie written by A.I.

Can the Open Web Survive with Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee founded the web in 1989, and is now the head of its standards agency, the W3C. He joins deputy editor Tom Standage in The Economist studio to discuss the future of his creation.

University of Michigan total artificial heart bridge to transplant

Via UMHealthSystem

A.I. Writes Terrible Sci-fi Movie – ‘Sunspring’

In the wake of Google’s AI Go victory, filmmaker Oscar Sharp turned to his technologist collaborator Ross Goodwin to build a machine that could write screenplays. They created “Jetson” and fueled him with hundreds of sci-fi TV and movie scripts. Building a team including Thomas Middleditch, star of HBO’s Silicon Valley, they gave themselves 48 hours to shoot and edit whatever Jetson decided to write.

I watched it. It was not good. At all.

Metaverse Nails

I’m not sure why I love this so much but maybe because it elevates nail art to the next level and it’s the future of fashion.

How Tango Can Help Devices Understand the World Around Them

Via Nat and Lo


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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