Nikolas Badminton is the CEO and Lead Futurist of foresight think tank Exponential Minds. He is an award-winning, dynamic and innovative Researcher, Author and Keynote Speaker who shares an awe-inspiring vision of trends that shape the future to world-leading organizations and governments.
He has worked with and advised the world’s most iconic and impactful organizations and governments – United Nations, NASA, United Way, Google, Rolls Royce, Microsoft, SAP, Dell, Freelancer.com, Virgin, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Vodafone, O2, AT&T, BMW, Bayer, Procter & Gamble, DB Breweries, HSBC, Barclays Bank, ING Direct, Telus, Young Professionals Organization (YPO), Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Government of Canada, UK Home Office, Government of the Cayman Islands, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, Ontario Securities Commission, University of British Columbia, University of Waterloo, IDEO, Method, Singularity University, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte and many more.
He has consulted on numerous creative projects with Kantar Futures, Edelman, MSL, TAXI, DDB, MRM McCann, Wunderman, Blast Radius, Fathom Films, Team Downey, Youtube, Tangible Interaction, Push Festival and countless online creators.
Nikolas’ insightful research and opinion has appeared in BBC, VICE, Sirius XM, CBC, CTV, Global News, City TV, CKNW, CHCH, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Techcrunch, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Forbes, and Venturebeat. He also hosts CTV’s Future Fridays and high-profile documentaries on biohacking, exponential technologies, humanity and cultural change.
Nikolas’ chapter in The Future Starts Now is titled Start With Dystopia and looks at the powerful, terrifying and entertaining stories that have seeped into popular culture and are now being propagated through mainstream media, blogs, podcasts and social media as being the forewarning of modern society out of control. But, as Nikolas points out, we can use the dystopian visions as of where we do not want to end up as a starting point to designing and creating the positive futures we do want to live in.