Insights October 9th, 2015
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 I read through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of.
Top-5 Futures for October 9th – The Future of Wearables. This week we see David Holz from leap Motion talk about the future of wearables, sleeping better, brain control, billionaires doing good, and robots taking our jobs.
The Future of Wearable Displays and Inputs
David Holz from Leap Motion talks about the future of computing and interfaces – slim, transparent spectacle style devices with full holographic displays and body tracking.
Sleeping Better with Napz
Last week’s London Design Festival featured a prototype for a futuristic sleep-aid. Octavio A. Martinez García, a robotic engineer recently aimed to help those struggling to get some sleep by developing an electronic sleep mask called Napz. For those that wear Napz, it not only helps with a good night’s rest but helped induce a state of lucid dreams, too, a type of of sleep where you’re able to control the actions in your dreams. The piece is made from infrared sensors, Neo Pixels, and the Arduino Lilypad.
Via PSFK and The Creators Project.
Excellent short documentary by filmmaker Francesco Paciocco about the future of brain hacking.
The human brain is the most complex object in the universe. Our understanding of its inner workings has been shrouded in mystery…until now. New technologies are beginning to unlock the brain’s true potential, but at what cost to our humanity?
Billions in Change
The world is facing some huge problems. There’s a lot of talk about how to solve them. But talk doesn’t reduce pollution, or grow food, or heal the sick. That takes doing.
Billions in Change is a movement to save the world by creating and implementing solutions to the most basic global problems – water, energy and health. Doing so will raise billions of people out of poverty and improve the lives of everyone – rich and poor.
This film is the story about a group of doers, the elegantly simple inventions they have made to change the lives of billions of people, and the unconventional billionaire spearheading the project.
A Discussion on Robots Taking Over Our Jobs
Nikolas Badminton, Futurist spoke to Lynda Steele, host of the CKNW Drive Time show, about Robots are Taking Over Our Jobs and rating-based apps and how can we truly represent people on the Peeple app.
See the original post here.
See the last 4 week’s Top-5 Futures here:
- Top-5 Futures for October 2nd – Robot Revolution
- Top-5 Futures for September 25th – 3D Printed Fashion
- Top-5 Futures for September 18th – Super Zombie Soldiers
- Top-5 Futures for September 11th – Organic Computers and New Humans
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.