Insights April 16th, 2019
Nikolas Badminton was invited to be a Futurist in attendance for the United Nation’s UNFCCC Resilience Frontiers. Here we see Nikolas’ UNFCCC Resilience Frontiers opening keynote – ‘Creating Resilience to Climate Change’.
Here Nikolas talks about how the first three Industrial Revolutions have created incredible human progress and growth by accelerating innovation in communications, energy, and transportation. He then discusses the 4th Industrial Revolution and how progress in our world comes from a fusion of technologies that are blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres. Otherwise known as ‘Cyber-physical systems’.
He also talks about how we need to create resilience to climate change so that we can survive in 2030 and beyond. He draws on examples and the big questions we need to ask ourselves when building solutions:
- How will will humans and businesses operate in 2030 and beyond? And, what changes technologically and from a belief perspective?
- What comes next in the evolution of the drivers of change? And, what impact will they have?
- We imagine solutions that are accessible, and apply to, every person on the planet? How can we create applicability, affordability, and accessibility – we can’t afford to leave anyone behind in the 4IR or the gap between those that have, and those that have not will get wider.
Take look at the keynote (15 minute watch) and please share.
See the essay that Nikolas’ wrote as a basis for this keynote: