Future Industry 4.0 - robotics, automation, AI, logistics, supply chains - manufacturing keynote

Comment at BEMAS innovation / maintenance / asset management awards.

Celebrating improvements in reliability and efficiency, engineering, maintenance. Predictive maintenance schedules.

How to use artificial intelligence to predict factory failures. Industry examples in energy, book printing, telcos. Infosys predictive analytics - using microphones and analysing sound patterns to predict imminent catastrophe and risks on oil rigs.

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Future of plastics and oceans - what next in global response. The truth about recycling industry globally. Sustainability keynote speaker

Future of plastics and how emotion drives single issues, creating people movements and immediate changes in government regulation, corporate behaviour. Around 400 million tons of plastic is in already in the oceans, and on current trends, the weight of marine plastics will be greater than all the fish in the sea by 2050.

Micro-particles are now found in just about every marine creature, as well as in millions of people. Expect thousands of new regulations over the next decade globally, to force rapid action on this problem. Part of this will involve a big rethink about polyester clothing – a single clothes wash can release 700,000 microplastic fibres. Read Future of Almost Everything book extract...

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Expect water conflicts and water wars - lessons from Danube and Nile. Why water is becoming an issue of national security for many nations. Making cities water sustainable

Water is already a scarce and badly managed resource globally. Expect water conflicts - local, national and international, and even water wars. Comment from banks of Danube river in Hungary, Budapest. Lessons from river Nile - Uganda and Sudan. Comment by Patrick Dixon.

"Over a decade ago I warned of water wars, and that water would become a national security issue. We have seen this recently in Syria and Iraq. Rivers, canals, dams, water treatment plants and pipelines have all become military targets. Entire cities in desert areas can easily be placed under siege if their water is cut off."

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10 simple steps to add over 10 years to your life - how to increase your life expectancy and personal happiness

How to add 10 years to your life expectancy in 10 easy steps

As a physician and a futurist I am often asked how to live a long and healthy life.

1.  Eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day
2.  Exercise regularly - at least 2 hours a week (brisk walking does count)
3.  Don't smoke tobacco / use nicotine products
4.  Keep body weight at healthy level]
5.  Limit alcohol to one drink a day (average)
6.  Keep a positive outlook on life
7.  Form happy, long term relationships
8.  Find work or volunteering that you enjoy and you feel makes a difference
9.  Move to a nation with excellent free health care
10.  Seek early advice if you have symptoms which could be serious

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Why NO DEAL Brexit creates an instant nightmare for the EU because Irish/UK border cannot be closed - around 60,000 video views

Just returning from Brussels which was gridlocked yesterday with all EU national leaders. Boris Johnson set to become UK's next Prime Minister at next such gathering - part of long term global shift against politicians with carefully written, measured autocue speeches packed with well-researched facts, in favour of leaders who are more spontaneous, impulsive, emotional, outrageous and "authentic", looser with truth, often people with "colourful" and controversial personal lives.

And Brexit? Trouble is that in BOTH cases, the reality is that a no deal option is a nightmare. For Brussels it will certainly plunge the EU into customs chaos, because whatever they say, the UK / EU border CANNOT be properly closed. The ROI / NI border will continue to be a soft one because neither ROI nor UK have political interest or the resources to close over 300 miles of countryside border. Such a nightmare for the EU could only be stopped by effectively throwing the ROI out of the free trade area, placing it on a similar trade basis as the UK - with customs controls between ROI and rest of the EU. 

But this would be highly controversial and itself trigger a massive political crisis within the EU itself. The unavoidable conclusion is that in the event of a so-called No Deal Exit in October, if that were to happen at all, the UK and EU will both continue to be highly motivated to shift to a trade agreement, which would probably be implemented step by step, sector by sector, week by week, with all kinds of uncertainties in the meantime.

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Future of District Heating and Energy / Power: Euroheat green tech keynote by Futurist Patrick Dixon

District Heating, Cooling and Energy is growing rapidly globally as a strategy to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions, and save costs - and will reach $250bn a year of new investment by 2025.

More efficient than every home running their own gas boilers or air conditioning. Key is integration of many different energy sources including industrial waste heat, solar, wind, biomass and so on alongside gas etc.

Nations like China, Germany and Denmark have already invested heavily in this area. Comment before keynote at Euroheat conference in Nantes, by Futurist Keynote Speaker Patrick Dixon, Chairman Global Change Ltd

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Life for the next 100 years. New edition of my latest book The Future of Almost Everything with new chapter on life in the year 2120. Yes really. So how do you begin to forecast long term trends? I've been proven right countless times in last 30 years

GREAT QUOTES AND USEFUL STATS FROM NEW BOOK OUT NOW - life for the next 100 years:  Latest edition of The Future of Almost Everything of Patrick Dixon's 16th book, published by Profile Books.  Take hold of your future or the future will take hold of you. Read FREE SAMPLE of the book.

“A brilliant guide to our future, which should be read by every decision-maker, packed with deep insights on a huge number of trends. Patrick Dixon has a great track record over many years in forecasting opportunities, risks and challenges that will affect us all.”  Sir Brian Souter - Chairman, Stagecoach Group Plc

"Absolutely brilliant.  I love this man's exhilarating thinking and writing.  Here are far-sighted insights into the tangible and intangible horizons of future change, underpinned by wisdom abut its ultimate driving force - human nature."  Nigel Nicholson, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School

"Every leader needs to keep ahead of major trends. Think radically and read this book to keep ahead of the future!"  Sinclair Beecham MBE, Co-Founder of Pret A Manger

"Insightful views about the global trends that could shape our future. A thought-provoking tome which should help businesses think differently about the markets of the future."  Linda Yueh, Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School, Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University.

The Future of Almost Everything describes hundreds of key trends which will impact your business and personal life, and explains what it all means for our wider world. Practical insights for leaders and decision-makers in every industry, for government, non-profit organisations. Order The Future of Almost Everything from Amazon. Read FREE SAMPLE of the book.

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Life in the year 2100 with forecasts to 2120: why radically different to what most people expected back in 2050. Discover for yourself in New edition of The Future of Almost Everything.

Tell us about the new edition of your book The Future of Almost Everything - in it is a chapter on life in 2120, how did you go about trying to forecast that far ahead? Most people would think it impossible.

It was an interesting process. When you are that far out, you are almost in the realms of science fiction, but remember that the greatest SciFi writers have often had extraordinary vision and correctly anticipated many things we take for granted today. I have been forecasting trends for over 30 years now, and the reason I'm still here, having worked with over 400 of the world's top 2000 companies, is because I've found that major trends tend to change in relatively predictable ways, while human nature is basically unchanged. And even technologies that change very rapidly are usually doing so in ways that are fairly obvious when you think about it. The broad direction of major global trends is usually very clear to experts in each industry or region, while we may debate about exact timing and likely impact....

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Watch my latest Futurist book edition being printed. Life for the next 100 years, hot off the press - what it means for you, family, business, world. Brand new chapter on life in the year 2120 - fascinating to "live" in 2100 and predict 20 years ahead

"Future of Almost Everything" - 2nd edition of my Futurist book literally hot off the press at CPI - watch the entire manufacturing process of printing.

"I've written 16 books but never seen one printed. An amazing experience to see the whole process with my new book thundering off the press, one copy every seconds, and hold a copy in my hand, literally hot off the press, ink and glue setting.

"I'm really excited about this new edition - completely rewritten and updated with literally hundreds of new facts about your future.  Highlight for me was putting myself into the year 2100 and imagining myself as a Futurist in that year, looking back over the last couple of decades to 2080 and making forecasts to the year 2120 and far beyond."

Buy the new edition now!

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