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 – Future Olympics, Jobs, and War we look at the trends that we should be aware of today, August 11th, 2016 (one day early this week). The future of the Olympics, how China is changing the Internet, jobs we’ll need in the future, deep space habitats, and new military robots
7 Sci-Fi Writers Predict The Future Of The Olympics
- Climate change will cause the Winter Olympic Games to change drastically – Madeline Ashby, author of Company Town
- A new, more environmentally sustainable alternative to the Olympics will rise up -Malka Older, author of Infomocracy
- Cheesy human interest stories will be replaced by a more immersive, athlete-controlled media experience -S.B. Divya, author of Runtime
- The games will become a nostalgic ode to a time when humans were less scientifically perfect -Max Gladstone, author of Four Roads Cross
- And they will do so for the same reason we enjoy going to the movies or looking at art today -Patrick Hemstreet, author of The God Wave
- Or, it could go the other way, and corporations will sponsor athletes based on their DNA sequences -Stacey Berg, author of Dissension
- And each Olympic event will eventually handle issues of gender differently -Ada Palmer, author of Too Like the Lightning
How China Is Changing Your Internet | The New York Times
In China, a sheltered internet has given rise to a new breed of app, and American companies are taking notice. What was once known as the land of cheap rip-offs may now offer a glimpse at the future.
Produced by: JONAH M. KESSEL and PAUL MOZUR
Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/2aK60IE
Human body part designers and guided Space tours? Get ready for the jobs of the future
- Space Junk Archaeologist
- Memory Storage Specialist
- Rewilding Strategist
- Battery Innovator
- Human Parts Designer
- Virtual Habitat Designer
- Ethical Technology Advocate
- Digital Cultural Commentator
- Freelance Biohacker
- IoT Data Creative
NASA has six companies developing future deep space habitats
NASA has selected six U.S. companies to help advance the Journey to Mars by developing ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats.
Through the public-private partnerships enabled by the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 (NextSTEP-2) Broad Agency Announcement, Appendix A, NASA and industry partners will expand commercial development of space in low-Earth orbit while also improving deep space exploration capabilities to support more extensive human spaceflight missions.
The selected companies are:
- Bigelow Aerospace of Las Vegas
- Boeing of Pasadena, Texas
- Lockheed Martin of Denver
- Orbital ATK of Dulles, Virginia
- Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems of Louisville, Colorado
- NanoRacks of Webster, Texas
US Marines New Robots in Action – Testing Several Military Robots in Real Conditions
Marine Regiment test equipment provided by the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. The equipment they are testing ranges from unmanned ground and aerial vehicles, new technology in expeditionary medicine, reusable energy and water purifying systems.
Video also include footage of the Boston Dynamic’s LS3 (canceled ) program.
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.