The world is constantly changing, blink and you’ll miss it. When it comes to technology the next few years are going to be revolutionary and we’re already seeing signs that the future is upon us. The brilliant futurist and writer Arthur C Clarke said “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. As words such as augmented reality, gene editing and space travel become ever more commonplace make sure you keep up to date with what’s going on in this crazy world of ours.
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If fashion is your thing then the fashtech industry has grown from strength to strength. Wearables may not have had the impact people have predicted but tech advances in logistics, shopping experiences and manufacture have ensured the fashion industry stays ahead of the curve.
The tickets to this years FashTech Summit in London are available right now so make sure to get yours today and check out our roundup from the 2016 summit:
Material Futures is a two-year Masters course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, dedicated to exploring how we will live in the future through trans-disciplinary practice and expert collaboration.
Through collaboration, risk-taking and blurring the boundaries between craft, science and technology the course aims to look beyond existing disciplines to anticipate our future needs, desires and challenges for the 21st century.
Second Home is a creative workspace and cultural venue, bringing together diverse industries, disciplines and types of social businesses. Their amazing cultural programme gives members unique access to the world’s leading thinkers, business leaders and artists.
In the modern economy, innovation comes from being open to ideas and breakthroughs from different fields – which is why events range from science and technology through live music and film.
You used to compute on a screen, entering commands on a keyboard. Computers responded to programs that detailed explicit commands. In the very near future, you’ll compute in the physical world, using voice and gesture to summon data and layer it atop physical objects. Cyberspace will be all around you:
Futurology is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to hypothesise the possible, probable, preferable, or alternative futures. This is done via evidence-based speculation about the development of humanity, technology, and civilization:
As a technologist, I see the trends, and I see that automation inevitably is going to mean fewer and fewer jobs. And if we do not find a way to provide a basic income for people who have no work, or no meaningful work, we’re going to have social unrest that could get people killed. When we have increasing production – year after year after year – some of that needs to be reinvested in society.