Insights · February 14th, 2023

Nikola Danaylov – aka Socrates – interviewed Nikolas Badminton about his new book Facing Our Futures: How Foresight, Futures Design and Strategy Creates Prosperity and Growth. Nikola has interviewed anyone worth knowing in the futures world on his Singularity Weblog.

During this 90-min conversation Nikola and Nikolas cover a variety of exciting topics such as being a futurist and a hope engineer; the benefits of riding a bicycle; the poverty of our imagination; his 50 Life Lessons from a 50-Year-Old Futurist; futurism vs. foresight; fellow futurist Karl Schroeder, the California Ideology and the ‘singular’ future; the greatest challenges humanity is facing today; his book Facing our Futures; the positive-dystopian framework and stretching our horizons; backcasting, futures consciousness and why imagination is a superpower.

Nikola’s favorite quotes that I will take away from this conversation with Nikolas Badminton are:

“Futurism is activism.”

“Hope is nothing without imagination.”

“Nostalgia is the greatest threat to futurist thinking.”

Singularity Weblog is not meant to provide definitive answers, but rather, to ask the tough questions in an attempt to generate discussion, provoke thought and stir the imagination. It aims to spark a conversation about the impact of technology, exponential growth and artificial intelligence where everyone’s opinions and participation are greatly encouraged.


Nikolas Badminton is the Chief Futurist at He’s a world-renowned futurist speaker, consultant, author media producer, and executive advisor that has spoken to, and worked with, over 300 of the world’s most impactful organizations and governments. He helps shape the visions that shape impactful organizations, trillion-dollar companies, progressive governments, and 200+ billion dollar investment funds.

You can order ‘Facing Our Futures: How Foresight, Futures Design and Strategy Creates Prosperity and Growth’ at AmazonBloomsburyBarnes and Noble and other fine purveyors of books. We’s also love it if you considered pre-ordering from your local, independent book store as well.

Please contact futurist speaker and consultant Nikolas Badminton to discuss your engagement or event.

Facing Our Futures
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…

Contact Nikolas