Archive for Futurism

UN report: urban population to exceed 6.25 billion by 2050

2050 urban population

According to the World Economic and Social Survey 2013 produced by the United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs, cities will be populated by more than 6.25 billion people by 2050. To meet the impacts of the rapid urbanization growth, there is an urgent need to come up with strategies that will address the challenges of sustainable development. Failure […]

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Cyborg Camp YVR 2013 is happening on May 11, 2013 in Vancouver

Cyborg Camp YVR 2013 conference in Vancouver

Cyborg Camp 2013 will be held in MAKe’s warehouse in Vancouver BC, Canada. CyborgCamp is a not-for-profit conference about technology and how it affects humanity. Topics such as the the Internet of Things, future of communication, anthropology, cyborg technology, psychology, and social media will be discussed in the event. There will also be an art gallery and interactive installations/wearable computing. […]

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Natural Born Smoker: the smoker of the future and his baby

Natural Born Smoker of the future

In 1985, the UK broadcasted an anti-smoking ad set in a dystopian, Blade Runner-esque future. The ad features a Natural Born Smoker — a human evolved to smoke cigarettes without a care. This futuristic man has: a large nose (to filter out the impurities) self-cleaning lungs highly-developed index and middle fingers (for tapping lit cigarettes on ashtrays) smaller ears (because […]

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What experts 100 years ago thought the future would be like

Futurism

Over a hundred years ago, The Ladies’ Home Journal published what then-futurists thought would happen within the next century. Some of them are spot on, some have not happened yet, and some are outright opposite our current situation. What they got right 1. Population of the USA: “There will probably be 350M-500M people in America and its possessions.” 2. Heaters […]

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Some interesting predictions for the next 110 years

Popular Mechanics recently posted a list of 110 technologies they think will develop in the coming decades. Some of the items in the list are things I look forward to seeing, for the benefit (and convenience) of humankind. Self-cleaning clothes Passwords going obsolete, to be replaced by biometrics The use of electronic noses to locate disaster victims Vaccines to wipe […]

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Intel’s futurist talks about what’s in store in the near future

Wouldn’t it be really cool to work as a futurist? To get paid big bucks to dream up high-tech stuff? And for a company that can actually make your visions come true? In this interview, CNET’s Brian Cooley talks to Brian David Johnson, Intel’s futurist, about technological futurism and what we can expect 10-15 years from now. Not surprisingly, Johnson […]

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