Insights · June 29th, 2022

On June 29, 2007, the first iPhone went on sale. On that same day, a boy named Noah Schmick was born. Over the next 15 years, the iPhone grew…and so did Noah. The Wall St. Journal has put together this fascinating documentary about the boy and our connected world.

The short documentary features interviews with current and former Apple executives like Tony Fadell and Greg Joswiak, WSJ’s Joanna Stern traces how Apple’s invention matured and changed all of us — perhaps the youngest generation most of all.

The world has been changed and many have explored what that has done to the younger generations. So, take your iPhone (or similar device) out, connect your headphones (Bluetooth or wired – if you’re cooler than cool) and watch POCKET:

You can see The future of children, technology, and privacy keynote Nikolas Badminton gave at Google’s Partnerplex in 2018:

Reach out to Nikolas to discuss design fiction, explore how a futures keynote can ignite your event, or discuss your strategic foresight project. You can also see more about Nikolas at

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Nikolas Badminton – Chief Futurist

Nikolas Badminton

Nikolas is the Chief Futurist of the Futurist Think Tank. He is world-renowned futurist speaker, a Fellow of The RSA, and has worked with over 300 of the world’s most impactful companies to establish strategic foresight capabilities, identify trends shaping our world, help anticipate unforeseen risks, and design equitable futures for all. In his new book – ‘Facing Our Futures’ – he challenges short-term thinking and provides executives and organizations with the foundations for futures design and the tools to ignite curiosity, create a framework for futures exploration, and shift their mindset from what is to WHAT IF…

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