“The world is buzzing about how Web3 and ‘the metaverse’ will change everything. There is much work to do and the next 20 years will see progress, and many challenges in this space. The future? Not without significant investment and changes in how society operates. It’s time to challenge the overhype and watch the evolution of gaming, VR/AR, social networks and more.”

Nikolas Badminton, Chief Futurist

Nikolas Badminton is a world-renowned futurist speaker and Chief Futurist that provides your audience with key insights, signals and trends relating to the Future of the Metaverse, Web3, and Digital Engagement.

In this futurist keynote he will teach you 3 essential lessons:

  • Understand global megatrends and their impact on the Future of Metaverse, Web3, and Digital Engagement.
  • See the trends and exponential technologies that are changing how we design cities.
  • See our futures and how we will evolve towards a more equitable and connective world

Understand global megatrends and their impact on the Future of Metaverse, Web3, and Digital Engagement

There are forces in the world that have far-reaching impacts across our struggling industrial complex and how that will affect the future of metaversal experiences, Web3, and Digital Engagement. These include – global economic power shifts with China and India as first and second with the United States in third place, the population boom in Africa and Southeast Asia, movements to megacities that will be over fifty million people in size by 2050 (Lagos, Nigeria will be the largest), the worsening global drought and water scarcity with effects on growing food and energy production. All of which will have an effect on the configuration, growth and sustainability of cities and megacities.

Continual innovation and futures design relating to Metaverse, Web3, and Digital Engagement will be needed to see how we can serve and protect the 9 billion people expected to be on Planet Earth – across physical and digital worlds – in 2050.

See the trends exponential technologies that are changing how we connect online and offline

Nikolas will guide you through the technologies that are accelerating the Future of Metaverse, Web3, and Digital Engagement, and the global innovation economy forward. So many technologies are having an incredible impact – Big data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and machine learning, robotic automation, Internet of Things and the sensor economy, smart cities, genetic editing, sub-orbital Internet, cellular agriculture, biohacking and human augmentation (cyborgs), blockchain and cryptocurrencies, wearable computing, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (XR), 3D printing and additive manufacturing, drones and unmanned autonomous vehicles (flying cars), cybersecurity, Nanotechnology, quantum computing, Computer telepathy, Web3 technologies and the Metaverse, 3D immersive environments, Virtual Work, Entertainment, aSports, Fashion, Retail, Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs), Tokenization, NFTs, blockchain, second life, Meta Horizons and more.

See our futures and how we will evolve towards a more equitable and connective world

Futures planning is essential for new, equitable and connective solutions in Metaverse, Web3, and Digital Engagement. We must embrace new ideas like open innovation and non zero sum mindsets to create a world where we can all win through information sharing and collaboration. We must consider bias, privacy and security, and be more mindful in creating Metaverse, Web3, and Digital Engagement solutions where we empower the people that create the magic – the users and the platform designers – while considering a sustainable and responsible approach to the triple bottom line – people, planet, and profit.

Shift your mindset from what is to WHAT IF…

What if you create bolder visions of your futures, strengthen strategic planning capabilities, anticipate unforeseen risks, and understand the value it provides to the market, your customers, and your shareholders? What if you create an anticipatory organizational capability? And, what if you empower all employees to be curious about the futures that lay ahead of us in 10, 20 and 30+ years?

Next Level Futurist Speaker

Nikolas delivers futures exploration, education and experience in the futurist keynotes he researches and delivers to you and your audience. He undertakes specific research, divines unique perspectives and shares future insights for your industry. The result is a collaborative and impactful futurist keynote that event attendees deeply connect with, and are changed by.

Let’s plan and incredible event experience together

Contact Nikolas Badminton to discuss your organization’s needs to understand Futures Design at a deeper level and to ignite your event with a world-renowned futurist speaker.

About Nikolas Badminton FRSA, Chief Futurist

Nikolas is a world-renowned futurist speaker and Chief Futurist for the FUTURIST THINK TANK, a Fellow of The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (The RSA), and works with trillion-dollar companies, central banks, governments, startups and those willing to challenge our poverty of imagination, awaken curiosity and create incredible futures.

He has worked with over 400 world-leading companies, including NASA, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, United Nations, United Way, Bayer, VISA, Bank of Canada,  American Express, AT&T, Thales International, Rolls Royce, Heineken, Procter & Gamble, Government of Canada, UK Home Office, Government of Cayman Islands, IDEO, and many more.

Nikolas has been a mainstay in the media for the past decade talking about our futures. He’s appeared in the ‘Smart Drugs’ documentary, was an advisor to the ‘Age of AI’ series with Robert Downley Jr and appears in the upcoming series ‘The Secrets of Big Data’ on Discovery. He appears regularly on SIRIUSXM, and on CTV’s Future Friday. His essential research has also been featured by the BBC, VICE, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Techcrunch, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Forbes, Sputnik, Venturebeat, and Global News. He also produces and interviews incredible thinkers on the renowned Exponential Minds Podcast.

Nikolas’ new book – Facing Our Futures – is a No. 1 Amazon Best Seller in Business Research & DevelopmentJP Morgan’s “Next Gen Pick” for their esteemed 2023 Summer Reading List, and selected as a book to read by the Next Big Idea Club. This essential book will provide executives and organizations with the foundations for futures design and the tools to imagine new futures, create bolder visions, anticipate unforeseen risks, and strengthen strategic planning. Nikolas’ thinking can also be seen in the opening chapter of The Future Starts Now. Both are published by Bloomsbury Business.