The Future of Brain Technology Interfaces

In The Future of Brain Technology Interfaces we look at surfing the Internet with your mind, and experiential future scenario from Leah Zaidi, Facebook’s ‘Dataism vs. Privacy’, the future of mobility and transportation, and putting solar power behind ski hill operations.

Arnav Kapur, a student in MIT’s Media Lab, has developed a system to surf the internet with his mind

Collective Conscience: An Experiential Future – by Leah Zaidi

In 2035, a spa offers behavioural modifications for convicted criminals on behalf of the government. The spa delivers its proprietary narrative therapies using AI implants, ingestible tech, and the smart city grid. ‘Collective Conscience’ is an experiential future created to explore the dark futures of storytelling. As a foresight method, experiential futures allow us to explore organizational strategy, policy innovation, etc. through a tangible experience. For instance, what are the implications of this future for our justice, healthcare, and education systems?

Facebook in the Spotlight: Dataism vs. Privacy

Are our institutions up to the challenge of protecting users from information-age problems? This is the high-level question emerging from the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica debate. While on one hand Facebook and similarly-situated companies will pay some regulatory price, our public institutions are also in the crosshairs. In the U.S., the much-praised and admired Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approach is suffering a crisis of legitimacy. Facebook’s European regulator, the Irish data protection commissioner, is losing both control over its supervision of American companies and the respect of its regulatory colleagues. In a recent press release, the Article 29 Working Party announced that it was creating a working group focusing on social media, never mentioning the Irish in its statement.

Read more at Jurist

2018 to 2030: The Mobility Revolution

Humans have more options for mobility than at any other point in history. Every mode of transportation – from walking to automobiles – is being evolved and disrupted. And, with this disruption comes the quickening of the Third Industrial Revolution. Communications, energy, and transportation have been the defining factor in each of the Industrial Revolutions and we are on the cusp of a huge change in the automotive industry.

Nikolas looks at trends in technology, the automotive industry, mobility, and the aftermarket and make some bold predictions that may surprise you.

VLOG: Solar power and exponential ski hills

The biggest costs for ski hills is running the lifts and snow making operations. Both require electricity, and ski hills have the opportunity to install solar infrastructure to reduce costs and become more sustainable.


Nikolas is a world-leading Futurist Speaker and is available to speak at your event. Contact him to discuss how to engage and inspire your audience.

You can also see more of Nikolas’ thoughts on my Futurist Speaker VLOGs as I publish them in thisYoutube playlist. Please SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube channel so that you don’t miss any as they come up.

You can see more of his thoughts on InstagramTwitter, and bookmarked research on Tumblr.

The Future of Brain Technology Interfaces

In The Future of Brain Technology Interfaces we look at surfing the Internet with your mind, and experiential future scenario from Leah Zaidi, Facebook’s ‘Dataism vs. Privacy’, the future of mobility and transportation, and putting solar power behind ski hill operations.

Arnav Kapur, a student in MIT’s Media Lab, has developed a system to surf the internet with his mind

Collective Conscience: An Experiential Future – by Leah Zaidi

In 2035, a spa offers behavioural modifications for convicted criminals on behalf of the government. The spa delivers its proprietary narrative therapies using AI implants, ingestible tech, and the smart city grid. ‘Collective Conscience’ is an experiential future created to explore the dark futures of storytelling. As a foresight method, experiential futures allow us to explore organizational strategy, policy innovation, etc. through a tangible experience. For instance, what are the implications of this future for our justice, healthcare, and education systems?

Facebook in the Spotlight: Dataism vs. Privacy

Are our institutions up to the challenge of protecting users from information-age problems? This is the high-level question emerging from the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica debate. While on one hand Facebook and similarly-situated companies will pay some regulatory price, our public institutions are also in the crosshairs. In the U.S., the much-praised and admired Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approach is suffering a crisis of legitimacy. Facebook’s European regulator, the Irish data protection commissioner, is losing both control over its supervision of American companies and the respect of its regulatory colleagues. In a recent press release, the Article 29 Working Party announced that it was creating a working group focusing on social media, never mentioning the Irish in its statement.

Read more at Jurist

2018 to 2030: The Mobility Revolution

Humans have more options for mobility than at any other point in history. Every mode of transportation – from walking to automobiles – is being evolved and disrupted. And, with this disruption comes the quickening of the Third Industrial Revolution. Communications, energy, and transportation have been the defining factor in each of the Industrial Revolutions and we are on the cusp of a huge change in the automotive industry.

Nikolas looks at trends in technology, the automotive industry, mobility, and the aftermarket and make some bold predictions that may surprise you.

VLOG: Solar power and exponential ski hills

The biggest costs for ski hills is running the lifts and snow making operations. Both require electricity, and ski hills have the opportunity to install solar infrastructure to reduce costs and become more sustainable.


Nikolas is a world-leading Futurist Speaker and is available to speak at your event. Contact him to discuss how to engage and inspire your audience.

You can also see more of Nikolas’ thoughts on my Futurist Speaker VLOGs as I publish them in thisYoutube playlist. Please SUBSCRIBE to my Youtube channel so that you don’t miss any as they come up.

You can see more of his thoughts on InstagramTwitter, and bookmarked research on Tumblr.