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Exponential Minds Podcast

Exponential Minds Podcast

By Exponential Minds
Futurist Nikolas Badminton, presents the Exponential Minds Podcast features experts from all fields around the world discussing how humanity is impacted by the exponential growth in technology and the thinking behind it.

The host, Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that provides keynote speeches about the future of work, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. Nikolas is based in Toronto and speaks across Canada, USA, UK, Asia, and Europe.
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S3: Ep8 - Carol Anne Hilton talks about indigenomics and building a $100bn indigenous economy
Carol Anne Hilton, MBA is the CEO and Founder of The Indigenomics Institute and the Global Center of Indigenomics. Carol Anne is a dynamic national Indigenous business leader  and  senior adviser with an international Masters Degree in Business Management (MBA) from the University of Hertfordshire, England. Carol Anne is of Nuu chah nulth descent from the Hesquiaht Nation on Vancouver Island. Carol Anne served on the BC Emerging Economy the BC Indigenous Business and Investment Council and was the only Indigenous person appointed to the Canadian Economic Growth Council. Carol Anne currently serves as a Director of the McGill University Institute for the Study of Canada, the BC Digital Supercluster.  Carol Anne’s work has been recognized with the BC Achievement Foundation’s Award of Distinction in Indigenous Business, the national Excellence in Aboriginal Relations Award from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Carol Anne has led the establishment of a line of thought called #indigenomics - growing from a single word to an entire movement which focuses on the re-building and strengthening of Indigenous economies. Carol Anne is the author of ‘Indigenomics- Taking A Seat at the Economic Table’ and is an adjunct professor at Royal Roads University School of Business. Pre-order Carol Anne’s book ‘Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economic Table’ Connect with her on Linkedin
37:44
November 30, 2020
S3: Ep7 - Denny Unger talks about the future of Virtual Reality and creating organic connection
Denny Unger is the CEO and Creative Director at Cloudhead Games. Since 2012 they’ve shipped 4 VR titles (Call of the Starseed, Heart of the Emberstone, Valve Aperture Hand Labs, and the blockbusting PistolWhip) Cloudhead Games’ pioneering approach to VR gave rise to two broadly adopted standards; VR Comfort Mode/Snap Turns and Blink Teleportation. Working closely with VR hardware leaders in the space, including Valve, Oculus, HTC, Sony, Cloudhead Games continues to innovate, inform, and entertain. Denny regularly speaks at events, sharing his experience and vision of how VR will impact our daily lives. You were the first guest for this podcast back in March 2016 where we chatted on the potential future for VR and AR. See more about Cloudhead Games - the VR studio behind Pistol Whip, Aperture Hand Labs and the fantasy adventure trilogy The Gallery, which has won over 30 awards and nominations including ‘VR Game of the Year’
55:09
November 23, 2020
S3: Ep6 - Pia Puolakka talks about rethinking the prison system and the normality principle
Pia Puolakka has been working for the Criminal Sanctions Agency in Finland since 2012 and started as a prison psychologist and then moved into Central Administration where she worked as a senior specialist responsible for rehabilitative services including programme work, family work, and psychological and spiritual services in prisons. In 2018 she was appointed as the project manager of the Smart Prison Project. Her current post includes developing digital services for rehabilitative purposes and leading the implementation of the smart prison system. She trained as a forensic psychologist and works also as a private psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. She has done further studies in Artificial Intelligence and digitalization for the purposes of the current Smart Prison Project.
33:51
November 16, 2020
S3: Ep5 - Rotem Petranker talks about the psychedelic renaissance and the importance of open science
Rotem has a Bsc in psychology from the University of Toronto and a MA in social psychology from York University.  He is currently a PhD student in York's clinical psychology program. His main research interest is affect regulation, and the way it interacts with sustained attention, mind wandering, and creativity. Rotem co-founded the Psychedelic Studies Research Program at the University of Toronto and the Canadian Centre for Psychedelic Science, and is a pioneer in the study of microdosing psychedelics using modern rigorous research methods. He feels strongly that the principles of Open Science are necessary in order to do good research, and is currently in the process of starting the first lab study of microdosing in Canada. Contact Rotem at www.psychedelicscience.ca or www.petranker.com Read ‘Psychedelic Research and the Need for Transparency: Polishing Alice’s Looking Glass’ 
37:56
November 9, 2020
S3: Ep4 - Chris Dancy talks about our cyborg lives and the need to radically retool the world.
Chris Dancy is touted as “the Most Connected Man on Earth,” and the world is watching those connections carefully. For 25 years, Chris has served in leadership within the technology and healthcare industries, specializing in the intersection of the two. Chris entered the public dialog concerning digital health as the media started to focus on wearable technology. He earned his moniker by utilizing up to 700 sensors, devices, applications, and services to track, analyze, and optimize his life--from his calorie intake to his spiritual well-being. This quantification enables him to see the connections of otherwise invisible data, resulting in dramatic upgrades to his health, productivity, and quality of life. Chris guides organizations and audiences on a journey -- a disruptive, breathtaking journey -- into the future of computing, when behavior becomes the ultimate interface. See more about Chris on his website Chris speaking at Cyborg Camp MIT in 2014 - link
40:07
November 2, 2020
S3: Ep3 - Peter Nowak talks about the citizen superheroes that don masks to fight crime while the world falls apart
Peter Nowak is a former staff reporter and editor at The Globe and Mail, National Post, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and New Zealand Herald and has won journalism awards in two countries. His work has appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, New Scientist, Boston Globe, Toronto Star and many others. His first book, Sex, Bombs and Burgers, was a Macleans bestseller and his second book, Humans 3.0., was published in five countries. In his third non-fiction book - The Rise of Real-Life Superheroes and the Fall of Everything Else - Peter delves into the mysterious world of the thousands of real men and women who don masks and costumes to fight crime and help the helpless while the rest of the world falls apart. Read more about Peter on his website And, go and buy his book ‘The Rise of Real-Life Superheroes: and the Fall of Everything Else’ (or order from your local independent bookstore)
42:27
October 26, 2020
S3: Ep2 - Natalie Nixon talks about hacking creativity and the power in being a clumsy student
Natalie Nixon, PhD, changes lives through ideas. She is a creativity strategist who happily integrates wonder and rigor into her life and work. And, in her work she emboldens leaders and organizations to apply creativity & foresight for transformative business results. This year she released a new book called ‘The Creativity Leap’ - Creativity is the source of all innovation, but how can we cultivate it? Natalie Nixon defines creativity as our ability to toggle between wonder & rigor to solve problems and produce novel value. She draws on her background in business and the arts to show how we can unlock our innate creativity to produce breakthrough products and services. Here we talk about the role of creativity in the modern business and how creativity hacking and ‘clumsy learning’ is helping drive innovation forward. Learn more about Natalie on her website. And, go and grab her book ‘The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work’
44:39
October 19, 2020
S3: Ep1 - Melissa Eshaghbeigi talks about the empathetic and ugly future of social media
Melissa is a millennial on the Internet and exclusively thinks and talks about the world wide web. She's curious about the intersection of internet culture and real life and tells stories about what people are consuming online to inspire new, relevant and authentic ways for brands to connect with people. She also works as a Cultural Strategist and has worked on projects for Adidas, Levi's, Twitter, Miller Genuine Draft and most recently, the National Film Board of Canada. Here Nikolas and Melissa get into the good, great, bad, ugly, and terrifying future of social media and what it can be. Creative, empathetic, and a platform to encourage cultural change. Read her essay - ‘We need to talk about WAP’ Watch her DARK FUTURES talk ‘It's 2039, you’re either stressed, depressed or cancelled’ Twitter - @eshaghbeigi Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/eshaghbeigi/
52:39
October 12, 2020
S2: Ep12 - Sashko Despotovski talks about shifting global investments and ‘green’ consciousness
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 12 of the Exponential Minds Podcast. Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Author, speaks to the amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. Here Nikolas speaks with Sashko [Sasha] Despotovski who has a decade of investment experience in the renewable + medical sectors, via posts with hedge funds and investment banks in USA & Canada. 5 years as M&A Director and Special Advisor at Big Four  in Norway. He is a venture capital fund manager in Luxembourg and Malta, Director to 2 publicly listed companies, & advisor to startups, and has raised 2.5+ billion USD. Today, Sasha is the Managing Director of Hinna Park Capital - a global microfund and advisory agency, focused on investing into late seed staged companies in Europe and North America. Read more about Hinna Park Capital - https://www.hinnaparkcapital.com/ Reach out to Sashko - https://www.linkedin.com/in/saskodespotovski/
43:48
July 6, 2020
S2: Ep11 - Rocky Ozaki talks about COVID-19 killing the paradigm of work, and the awakening we need
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 11 of the Exponential Minds Podcast. Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Author, speaks to the amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. Here Nikolas speaks with Rocky Ozaki, the founder and CEO of the NoW of Work. Rocky is one of Canada’s most passionate evangelists and transformation experts on the NoW of Work (the Future of Work is NoW). For years he has preached that technology, a sharing economy and the connected generation would dramatically shift the way companies operated...and it was going to happen faster than most were predicting. We've since learned that COVID-19 was not only a more powerful influence to force companies to modernize, but it's also pushing the adoption of exponential technologies and the sharing economy at an even greater pace than ever before. Connect with Rocky at https://www.nowofwork.com/ and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/rockyozaki/ See more of Nikolas’ work at https://www.nikolasbadminton.com
37:01
June 15, 2020
S2: Ep10 - Rafeeq Bosch talks about Africa, hidden futurists, and the power of Causal Layer Analysis
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 10 of the Exponential Minds Podcast. Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Author, speaks to the amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. Nikolas speaks with Rafeeq Bosch who has a long career in information technology leadership and transformation. He now works for Slalom Consulting where he’s building out a Foresight practise and helps clients see further and think bigger. Rafeeq was a co-founder of the World Futures Society’s South Africa Chapter, and was instrumental in making submissions to the South African government’s 2030 National Development Plan. Rafeeq is also pursuing a PhD in Futures Studies at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. His research area is the use of Futures techniques to help Emerging Economy nations participate in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Read “System of life” – A Metaphor for Re-imagining the COVID-19 Pandemic” in the Journal of Futures Studies Watch Rafeeq's DARK FUTURES keynote ‘Dark Industrial Revolutions’ Connect with Rafeeq at rafeeq.bosch@slalom.com See more of Nikolas’ work at www.nikolasbadminton.com
37:55
June 8, 2020
S2: Ep09 - Monika Bielskyte talks about plurality, injustices of COVID-19, and multiplicitous futures.
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 9 of the Exponential Minds Podcast. Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Author, speaks to the amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. Here Nikolas speaks with Monika Bielskyte, a futurist with an artist's eye and an inventor’s mind. Monika consults on and prototypes culturally diverse, socially and environmentally engaged future world designs for the media industry, technology companies, and government.  She’s also an expert in the immersive media space (XR/AI/UX) and edutainment, and her work consists in connecting bleeding edge technological innovation with some of the world's most original creative visions that explores the relationship between speculative science fiction narratives and the unfolding of global futures. Here are the references Monika mentions: Senegal's $1 COVID-19 test kit and the race for a vaccine Ed Yong at The Atlantic  - ‘Why is the pandemic so confusing?’ 'Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World 'by Tyson Yunkaporta Connect with Monika at https://twitter.com/monikabielskyte Also, see her Instagram: personal travels and inspiration - https://www.instagram.com/monikabielskyte/ ; and explorations in visual protopian futures - https://www.instagram.com/protopiafutures/ See more of Nikolas’ work at https://www.nikolasbadminton.com
55:27
May 27, 2020
S2: Ep08 - Cathy Hackl on mixed reality, democracy and our digital legacies
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 8 of the Exponential Minds Podcast. Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Author, speaks to the amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. Here Nikolas speaks with Cathy Hackl, a leading female futurist and business strategist specializing in the impact emerging technologies like AR, VR, and AI, are having on society, communications and business. She has worked in enterprise strategy, innovation, and marketing strategy and business evangelism with brands like UPS, HTC VIVE, Sony Pictures, Adobe, and most recently Magic Leap. Connect with Cathy at https://cathyhackl.com/ and on Linkedin here. See more of Nikolas’ work at https://www.nikolasbadminton.com
47:31
May 13, 2020
S2: Ep07 - Ben Feist talks data reductionism and creating ‘no narrative storytelling’ for NASA
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 7 of the Exponential Minds Podcast. Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Author, speaks to the amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. Here Nikolas speaks with Ben Feist who went from advertising to creating ‘Apollo in Real Time’ and went on to become a Data Visualization Software Engineer at NASA where he’s helping humanity to learn to live on other planets. See NASA’s Apollo 11, 13, and 17 missions and explore the stories of those involved from 1 minute before liftoff to the return-to-earth at ‘Apollo in Real Time’ at https://apolloinrealtime.org/ Connect with Ben at https://www.linkedin.com/in/feist/ See more of Nikolas’ work at https://www.nikolasbadminton.com
47:21
May 6, 2020
S2: Ep06 - Shawn Kanungo chats COVID19, innovation and disruption with Nikolas Badminton
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 6 of the Exponential Minds Podcast. Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Author, speaks to the amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. Shawn Kanungo is a disruption strategist. He has been recognized nationally and globally for his work in the innovation space after 12 years working at Deloitte. Shawn’s mandate at the firm was to help corporate executives to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation. See more about Shawn at Healthy City Global at https://www.shawnkanungo.com/ See more of Nikolas’ work at https://www.nikolasbadminton.com
44:26
April 27, 2020
S2: Ep05 - Marianne Lefever talks about bringing human-centred design back to cities
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 5 of the Exponential Minds Podcast. Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Author, speaks to the amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. This episode features Marianne Lefever, an architect, futurist, and healthy city design expert. She has over 10 years of experience in climate mitigation and sustainable city design. After a career as a structural engineer, renewable energy consultant, and futurist, she returned to her first love of city design. She now works for her company Healthy City Global transforming cities around the globe into healthy environments and communities. She recently joined ISO-CARP and is part of the international working group on urban health. See more about Healthy City Global at https://www.healthycityglobal.com/ See more of Nikolas’ work at https://www.nikolasbadminton.com And, see more about the Mental Health in the City project they’ve both been involved with at https://www.mentalhealthinthecity.com/
36:43
April 20, 2020
S2: Ep04 - Leah Zaidi talks about using science fiction as prototypes for the future
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 4 of the Exponential Minds Podcast. Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Author, speaks to the amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. This episode features Leah Zaidi, an award-winning futurist and foresight practitioner. She has worked with and for a wide variety of organizations. Leah collaborates with a network of subject matter experts and process experts to deliver exceptional results. She’s also a great friend and alumni of the DARK FUTURES event series. See more about Leah at https://www.multiversedesign.com/ See more of Nikolas’ work at https://www.nikolasbadminton.com
35:41
April 13, 2020
S2: Ep03 - Bronwyn Williams talks about transhumanism and the future of Africa
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 3 of the Exponential Minds Podcast. Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Author, speaks to the amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. This episode features a Johannesburg-based futurist, strategist, economist, and trend analyst Bronwyn Williams. She has significant experience in marketing management and trend research, working predominantly with brands in the financial, retail and B2B industries. In this interview she takes us through thinking of transhumanism and Implications for future-of-work and future of societal equality, the evolution of the knowledge economy in Africa, and the future of that continent. See more about Bronwyn at https://whatthefuturenow.com/ See more of Nikolas’ work at https://www.nikolasbadminton.com
41:27
April 6, 2020
S2: Ep02 - Anne Boysen talks about data driven foresight and weak signal hunting
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 2 of the Exponential Minds Podcast. Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Author, speaks to the amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. This episode features a data-driven foresight practitioner, Anne Boysen. Anne is a professional futurist and is a pioneer in bringing research automation and data analytics into foresight. She’s taught these methods at the University of Houston, where she holds a Masters in Strategic Foresight and Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics. Anne also has extensive training in data mining and predictive modeling from Colorado State and Penn State universities. In this interview she takes us through using data to find weak signals and how to apply that to developing trusted foresight. See more about Anne at https://www.futurist.com/think-tank/anne-boysen-m-s-strategic-foresight/ See more of Nikolas’ work at www.nikolasbadminton.com
44:00
March 30, 2020
S2: Ep01 - Glen Hiemstra talks about his 40+ years as a futurist
Welcome to Season 2 of the Exponential Minds Podcast. Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, Keynote Speaker and Author, speaks to the amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. This episode features a futurist with over 40 years of experience, Glen Hiemstra. Glen is an internationally respected expert on future trends, long-range planning and creating the preferred future. An inspiring and deeply experienced voice among futurists, Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for over two decades. He is also the Founder of Futurist.com. See more of Glen’s work at www.futurist.com See more of Nikolas’ work at www.nikolasbadminton.com and on his Youtube channel.
47:02
March 23, 2020
Shawn Kanungo interviews Nikolas Badminton about innovation, artificial intelligence, and the future
Welcome to the new Exponential Minds Podcast where Global Futurist Nikolas Badminton speaks to amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. This episode features innovation expert Shawn Kanungo interviewing Nikolas Badminton about innovation, artificial intelligence, and the future. Shawn Kanungo is a disruption strategist. He has been recognized nationally and globally for his work in the innovation space after 12 years working at Deloitte. Shawn’s mandate at the firm was to help corporate executives to better understand and plan for the opportunities and threats associated with disruptive innovation. www.shawnkanungo.com Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that provides keynote speeches about the future of work, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. Nikolas is based in Vancouver, BC, and speaks across Canada, USA, UK, Asia, and Europe. See more at www.nikolasbadminton.com
18:15
February 27, 2019
Nikolas Badminton talks about the future of finance (Wealthbar Interview)
Welcome to the new Exponential Minds Podcast where Global Futurist Nikolas Badminton speaks to amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. This episode features Nikolas Badminton having an in-depth talk with Jonathan Narvey at Wealthbar on the future of finance. Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that provides keynote speeches about the future of work, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. Nikolas is based in Vancouver, BC, and speaks across Canada, USA, UK, Asia, and Europe. See more at www.nikolasbadminton.com
42:02
February 4, 2019
Nikolas Badminton talks about facial recognition in schools (CKNW Interview)
Welcome to the new Exponential Minds Podcast where Global Futurist Nikolas Badminton speaks to amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. This episode features Nikolas Badminton having an in-depth talk about an upstate New York school district that is giving its surveillance system a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database of expelled students, sex offenders and other possible trouble makers. Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that provides keynote speeches about the future of work, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. Nikolas is based in Vancouver, BC, and speaks across Canada, USA, UK, Asia, and Europe. See more at www.nikolasbadminton.com
14:24
July 27, 2018
Nikolas Badminton on the Repercussions Of Facial Recognition Software
We’ve talked about the use of facial-recognition software in places like China, where the technology can send you a fine if you jaywalk, or take demerits off your “personal credit score” but yesterday we found out that Amazon is selling facial-recognition software to law enforcement! What kind of repercussions can this have, why are civil rights groups worried, and should we be worried too? Nikolas Badminton talks to Charles Adler at CKNW on this and more. See more of Nikolas' insights at www.nikolasbadminton.com
10:44
May 29, 2018
Exponential Minds Podcast Ep019 - 'The Kids are Alright' lecture at Google by Nikolas Badminton
Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, talks about how platforms, devices, and algorithms have hijacked the family. And, what choices we have to protect our privacy. Nikolas was invited to give his keynote was by 3Q at their 3Questions Partner Summit at Google in Mountain View, CA. Essential viewing. You can see the slides here - https://www.slideshare.net/nikolasbadminton/the-kids-are-alright-3q-summit-at-google You can see more of Nikolas' insights at www.nikolasbadminton.com
32:14
May 18, 2018
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep018: Strategic science fiction and storytelling with Dré Labre
Welcome to the new Exponential Minds Podcast where Global Futurist Nikolas Badminton speaks to amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. This episode features Nikolas Badminton having an in-depth talk with Dré Labre, a fellow futurist and collaborator on the DARK FUTURES, and Future Camp projects. Dré talks about how he creates a lens on the future using storytelling techniques like design fiction and strategic science fiction. A fascination conversation. Enjoy! References: - www.tbd.company Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that provides keynote speeches about the future of work, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. Nikolas is based in Vancouver, BC, and speaks across Canada, USA, UK, Asia, and Europe. See more at www.nikolasbadminton.com
36:29
May 15, 2018
Nikolas Badminton vs. Elon Musk on 'too my robots'
As we move towards more automation and robots in our future, Elon Musk, has admitted too many robots can be a bad thing! The billionaire co-founder and CEO of Tesla, said the electric carmaker’s over-reliance on automation is partly to blame for the delays that have plagued the production of its Model 3 sedan. Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, weighs in on the spin behind Tesla and Elon Musk. See more of Nikolas' insights at www.nikolasbadminton.com
06:36
April 18, 2018
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep017: Full Lecture - 2018 The Year Of Radical Creativity
Nikolas Badminton was invited to Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver, BC, Canada to present his '2018 The Year Of Radical Creativity' keynote. You can see the full video here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1RsynXIYRo You can see the slides here - https://www.slideshare.net/nikolasbadminton/2018-the-year-of-radical-creativity And, see more of Nikolas' insights at https://nikolasbadminton.com/
46:01
April 4, 2018
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep014: Nikolas Badminton talks to Futurist Thomas Frey
Welcome to the new Exponential Minds Podcast where Global Futurist Nikolas Badminton speaks to amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. This episode features Nikolas Badminton having an in-depth talk with Thomas Frey - a Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute on education, areas of research and so much more. References: - https://www.davinciinstitute.com/ Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that provides keynote speeches about the future of work, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. Nikolas is based in Vancouver, BC, and speaks across Canada, USA, UK, Asia, and Europe. See more at www.nikolasbadminton.com
32:48
March 21, 2018
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep016: UBER fatalities, fast transit, and eSports
Futurist Speaker Nikolas Badminton joins Kirk LaPointe and Tyler Orton from Business in Vancouver (BIV), along with Brittany Whistmore from Exvera to talk about the UBER fatality, fast transit, and eSports. You can see more of Nikolas' insights at www.nikolasbadminton.com The BIV full show can be heard here - http://cirh2.streamon.fm/listen-pl-15151
13:55
March 21, 2018
Drex talks to Nikolas Badminton - Black Tech in China - How does it work?
Drex talks on The Shift about corporate surveillance, and facial recognition software with world-renowned futurist Nikolas Badminton. See more of Nikolas' insights at www.nikolasbadminton.com
14:38
March 15, 2018
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep015: Radical Creativity and 2018 Trends with BIV
Nikolas Badminton talks about Radical Creativity and 2018 Trends with Hailey Woodin and Kirk LaPointe at Business In Vancouver (BIV). Smart Cities, Artificial Intelligence, Renewable Energy, and other trends are explored. See more at www.nikolasbadminton.com Original audio is athttp://cirh2.streamon.fm/listen-pl-14506
12:54
February 9, 2018
2018 Will Be "The Year Of Radical Creativity" - Nikolas Badminton on Charles Adler Tonight
2018 will be the “year of radical creativity” according to Nikolas Badminton, who is out with his yearly look at what discoveries and technologies we should be seeing over the next 356 days. See more at www.nikolasbadminton.com
09:32
February 5, 2018
Nikolas Badminton talks on 'The Shift' with Drex on Amazon Go and Automation
Amazon Go made its debut in Seattle on January 22nd, 2018 - it’s a grocery store without cashiers - or even automated checkout counters. Shoppers just put their groceries in their bags, and Amazon automatically bills them for what they take out of the store. It wasn’t exactly a deliverance from lineups though, as shoppers lined up outside the store and around the block for a chance to try it. It’s raising all kinds of questions about what our future looks like when automation replaces retail jobs. GUEST: Nikolas Badminton - Futurist and speaker. Find his work at nikolasbadminton.com
28:24
January 23, 2018
Nikolas Badminton talks to CKNW on 2018 Trends and the futures
With 2018 just around the corner Nik Badminton joins us to talk about bitcoin’s apparent demise, the happenings of other cryptocurrencies, huge tech companies reeling in over 900 billion dollars in profits this past year alone, and what he believes 2018 will hold. Guest: Nik Badminton - Futurist www.nikolasbadminton.com Listen to the show at CKNW's channel - https://omny.fm/shows/steele-drex/its-almost-2018-what-does-the-future-hold-accordin
15:00
January 4, 2018
Nikolas Badminton on Charles Adler Tonight talking about automated commercial vehicles
Is the possibility of a self driving truck something that scares you a little? Well get ready, self driving commercial vehicles might be closer than you think. How could that affect the industry, and our roads? Guest: Nikolas Badminton - Futurist Speaker www.nikolasbadminton.com Listen to the show on CKNW's channel - https://omny.fm/shows/charles-adler-tonight/charles-adler-tonight-automated-commercial-vehicle
07:01
January 4, 2018
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep013: The Future of Biohacking with Amal Graafstra
Welcome to the new Exponential Minds Podcast where Global Futurist Nikolas Badminton speaks to amazing thinkers that dream bigger and impact the world with their thinking and actions. This episode features Amal Graafstra - biohacker and CEO of DangerousThings.com - who believes our bodies are our own, to do with what we want, and that biohacking is the forefront of a new kind of evolution. He pushes the agenda that he “socially acceptable” of tomorrow will be defined by boundaries pushed today, and he's sure excited to be a part of it. References: - www.dangerousthings.com Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that provides keynote speeches about the future of work, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. Nikolas is based in Vancouver, BC, and speaks across Canada, USA, UK, Asia, and Europe. See more at www.nikolasbadminton.com
36:36
August 29, 2017
Nikolas Badminton talks to CBC Business Radio about a cashless society
Nikolas Badminton talks to CBC Business Radio about a cashless society. This broadcast was one of the top-3 stories on Wednesday 26th April across Canada.
01:57
May 1, 2017
The Future Of Work - Is There A Possibility Your Job Could Be Replaced By A Robot In The Future?
Nikolas Badminton, Futurist, is a regular contributor to Lynda Steele and Drex’s CKNW Drive Time show talking about a number of future-forward items from The Future of Work, The Sharing Economy, Privacy, and other items of public interest. In this episode – Nikolas Badminton Discusses the Future of Work – Nikolas talks about how work is changing with the rise of automation and artificial intelligence.
07:19
April 24, 2017
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep011: The Future of Marriage and Relationships with Dr. Marina Adshade
In this episode Nikolas interviews Dr. Marina Adshade who has spent the last fourteen years teaching economics and engaging in original economic research. They discuss how technology influences relationships, what modern marriage can be, and how things are likely to change. In 2008, she launched an undergraduate course titled Economics of Sex and Love, which invited her students to approach questions of sex and love through an economist’s lens. The class was an immediate hit with students and, by the time the first term started, had generated international media attention. She has a Ph.D. from Queen’s University and currently teaches economics at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Adshade is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail and Time Magazine and has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times (UK), the Daily Mail (UK) and Buzzfeed. She has made numerous TV appearances on CTV and CBC, interviews on CBC Radio and Nationa
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January 5, 2017
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep010: Riding this Hyperconnected Life with Nikolas Badminton
In this episode we see Nikolas at the Asia-Pacific Communications Summit talking about the birth of the internet, technoshamans, the predictions of Rushkoff and McKenna, how technology companies are controlling out psycho-social-physiological urges to create hyperconnectivity. Implied value and a return to the human condition of love and connection are discussed. Read more of Nikolas' thoughts - www.nikolasbadminton.com APCS - http://www.communications-summit.asia/ Asia-Pacific Association of Communications Directors - www.apacd.com Hyper Reality - https://vimeo.com/166807261
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October 28, 2016
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep009: Robosexuality and Sex Robots with Katie Metaverse
In this episode Nikolas interviews Katie Metaverse, known by her Internet name “Miss Metaverse” (MM) is a New York based Futurist + Founder, BodAi, a New York based tech startup dedicated to bringing humanity’s dream of coexisting with humanoid robot companions to life through emerging technologies. Apps, VR, and sex robots (Bods) are discussed in detail along with what robosexuality is, idollators, what considerations are needed, as well as ethical boundaries of this new field of technology. References: http://mybodai.com/ Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that provides keynote speeches about the future of work, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. Nikolas is based in Vancouver, BC, and speaks across Canada, USA, UK, Asia, and Europe. See more at www.nikolasbadminton.com
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October 6, 2016
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep008: IMPACT, The Belief Economy, and Spirituality with Keith Ippel
In this episode Nikolas interviews Keith Ippel who co-founded Spring to focus on early stage entrepreneurs with high growth potential who want to make the world a better place. Nikolas and Keith talk about what makes an IMPACT entrepreneur, the modern startup, along with ethics, spirituality, and community in modern business. He also shares what StartUp City IMPACT, via a partnership with the Vancouver Economic Commission, is trying to achieve from June 6 to 11, 2016. In April 2016 Keith and his team launched Spring University (SpringU), a comprehensive set of entrepreneur, incubator, and funding programs for aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs. It's the only global entrepreneurship program based in Vancouver (and Canada) - our programs run in over 30 cities on 5 continents, with over 140 entrepreneurs launching 110+ businesses and creating 70 jobs in Vancouver alone. http://spring.is/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/keithippel http://www.vancouvereconomic.com/startupcityimpact/ Nik
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June 8, 2016
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep007: Empowering Kids in Changing the World with Sarah Prevette
In this episode Nikolas interviews Sarah Prevette, the Founder of Future Design School -- a school focused on empowering youth innovation through design methods and entrepreneurial experience. Nikolas and Sarah talk about empowering kids and cultivating their ideals and passion with tools and educational methods. They also discuss breaking and rebuilding the world, risk taking, the changing economy, and making governments alter their thinking to make change actually happen. Previously, Sarah was the founder of Sprouter.com, an online platform facilitating knowledge exchange between startups and business leaders that was acquired by Postmedia in late 2011. Sarah also built BetaKit.com to showcase the key technology trends that are re-shaping the future - the publication was acquired in 2013. Sarah was also Co-Founder & Managing Partner at BrandProject - actively making seed stage investments in disruptive consumer products and technology. https://sarahprevette.com/ http://home.future
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June 1, 2016
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep006: Coworking, Community, and The Future of Work with Denise Brennan
In this episode Nikolas interviews Denise Brennan who owns and operates The Studio at Creative Coworkers, a coworking space for mostly creative professionals in Vancouver's Railtown district. With an educational and professional background in social networking, open source community building and labour activism, she's passionate about the connection between the near future evolution of work and labour rights, and the potential for coworking to facilitate progress and change in that process. Thanks to Denise and Creative Coworkers for making this podcast possible. Links: http://creativecoworkers.com/ Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that provides keynote speeches about the future of work, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. Nikolas is based in Vancouver, BC, and speaks across Canada, USA, UK, Asia, and Europe. See more at www.nikolasbadminton.com
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April 11, 2016
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep005: Music + Art + Code = Creativity with Samantha Blondtron
In this episode Nikolas interviews Samantha 'Blondtron' Mathews, CEO of Venn.Agency, Techno-advocate, Musician, and disruptor about how Music is mashing together with Art, Code, and Virtual Drugs to create a new world for brands wanting to connect with youth culture. During this interview she plugged Nikolas into a Thync headset with some pretty amazing results and reactions. Thanks to Venn.Agency for making this podcast possible and for energizing Nikolas. Links: http://www.circlework.tv/ soundcloud.com/blondtron www.facebook.com/Blondtron CRazy, surging energy brought to you by www.thync.com Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that provides keynote speeches about the future of work, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. Nikolas is based in Vancouver, BC, and speaks across Canada, USA, UK, Asia, and Europe. See more at www.nikolasbadminton.com
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April 4, 2016
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep004: Nikolas Badminton Interviewed on AI and The Future of Work
In this episode Nikolas is interviewed on 630CHED Morning News, in Edmonton, by host Bruce Bowie. They discuss a study, which surveyed 2299 adults across Canada, found that a quarter (26%) of Canadian adults believe an unbiased computer program would be more trustworthy and ethical than their workplace leaders and managers. Among younger adults (those aged 20-39) that number was significantly higher, with 31% agreeing that an unbiased computer program would be more trustworthy and ethical than their workplace leaders and managers. The full study can be seen here - http://www.intensions.co/news/2016/3/29/intensions-future-of-work Nikolas would like to thank 630CHED for this interview. Links: http://www.intensions.co/news/2016/3/29/intensions-future-of-work Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that provides keynote speeches about the future of work, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. Nikolas is based in Vancouver, BC, and speaks across Canada, US
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March 31, 2016
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep003: Designing Multi-modal Realities with Kharis O'Connell (Part 2)
In this episode Nikolas interviews Kharis O'Connell, CEO of HUMAN, a product design studio that lives at the frontier of technology. In Part 2 of this interview Kharis talks about experimenting with edge technologies in Wearables, Virtual and Augmented Reality, immersive human experiences, and how the future will be 'twitchy'. Nikolas would like to thank the HUMAN who supported this interview. Links: www.ishuman.co The Future is Not a Screen You Can touch - https://thoughts.ishuman.co/the-future-is-not-a-screen-you-can-touch-bbb035adfd3c#.uwo50k2ul Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that provides keynote speeches about the future of work, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. Nikolas is based in Vancouver, BC, and speaks across Canada, USA, UK, Asia, and Europe. See more at www.nikolasbadminton.com
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March 30, 2016
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep003: Designing Multi-modal Realities with Kharis O'Connell (Part 1)
In part 1 of this episode Nikolas interviews Kharis O'Connell, CEO of HUMAN, a product design studio that lives at the frontier of technology. In part 1 of this interview Kharis shares his journey into designing systems, smartphones, and realizing that Wearables, Virtual and Augmented Reality were going to be the way forward for immersive human experiences. Nikolas would like to thank the HUMAN who supported this interview. Links: www.ishuman.co The Future is Not a Screen You Can touch - https://thoughts.ishuman.co/the-future-is-not-a-screen-you-can-touch-bbb035adfd3c#.uwo50k2ul Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that provides keynote speeches about the future of work, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. Nikolas is based in Vancouver, BC, and speaks across Canada, USA, UK, Asia, and Europe. See more at www.nikolasbadminton.com
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March 29, 2016
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep002: The Future of Exobionic Sports with Inventor Jonathan Tippett
In this episode Nikolas interviews Engineer and Inventor Jonathan Tippett about the projects that defined the amazing eatART Foundation, his exobionic mech sports robot project PROSTHESIS, and what it takes to redfine the world of sports using kinetically-powered robotics. Nikolas would like to thank the eatART Foundation who supported this interview. Links: www.eatart.org Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that provides keynote speeches about the future of work, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. Nikolas is based in Vancouver, BC, and speaks across Canada, USA, UK, Asia, and Europe. See more at www.nikolasbadminton.com
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March 19, 2016
Exponential Minds Podcast - Ep001: The future of gaming with VR pioneer Denny Unger
In this episode Nikolas interviews the VR Pioneer and CEO of CLOUDHEAD GAMES Denny Unger. His team are just about to release the first installment of The Gallery - a four part episodic fantasy exploration game built from the ground up for virtual reality. Denny talks about how the VR market is developing, innovation in game development using VR technologies, how to keep pushing forward when things get tough, how gameplay will be changed forever, and how to build a VR Gaming business. You can see an article taken from this interview at http://www.bcic.ca/blog/2016/inventing-the-world-of-vr-gaming-on-vancouver-island Nikolas would like to thank the BC Innovation Council who supported this interview as part of the BC Tech Summit. Links: www.cloudheadgames.com/cloudhead www.bcic.ca Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that provides keynote speeches about the future of work, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. Nikolas is based in Vancouver,
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March 11, 2016