New Technology, Consumer Lifestyles, Business Strategy

Big Data, Internet of Things, Cloud, Keynotes

"Future is about emotion - not just technology" - video 2007.

The impact of next-generation technology on personal and business life. How RFID and other innovation is driving a new wave of change. Good and bad use of technology. Winners and losers for the future. Interview with Patrick Dixon on Monday, May 16, 2005 - before keynote speech for IBS - see slides and video

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Future of Space Travel / Tourism - Futurist Video

Future of Travel, Transport, Aviation, Tourism

How Virgin Galactic is taking tourists on trips into space at $200,000 a time. Video of first attempt in new vehicle which will do two trips a day. Dr Patrick Dixon interview of Stephen Attenborough at Google Zeitgeist in 2007. Global warming and evironmental concerns, but heavy demand for these space trips. Space travel is the highest profile part of a major new travel trend: search for experience, especially amongst older wealthy people. Other articles / videos on future of travel, tourism, hotels, aviation and hospitality industries.

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Bird Flu - WHO view on global threat

Future Health, Pharmaceutical Industry Keynotes

Article about bird flu written in November 2005. Global human pandemic of bird flu or similar virus is only a matter of time according to the World Health Organisation. World Bank says cost to wealthy nations alone up to $550bn. Several countries talk about closing borders if needed. "Worst-case" death toll remains very unlikely if appropriate action is taken at every stage, and a pandemic could turn out to be no more serious than a larger-than-usual outbreak of ordinary flu. Greatest risk could be emotional reaction to spread. However US government worst-case estimate is 1.9 million US deaths. UK government's worst-case is 800,000 deaths. UN global worst-case is 60 million deaths and 2% fall in output of the global economy.

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Human cloning: Latest News

What is Human Cloning? How to Clone. But Ethical?

Human cloning: who is cloning humans, how, why and who is paying
How human clones are being made - for medical research. Arguments for and against human cloning research. Why investors are moving away from human cloning and why human cloning now looks a last-century way to fight disease. Why some people want to clone themselves or even to clone the dead (and not just cloning pets).

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Future Stem Cell Research: New Tissues, Organs

Biotechnology, Genetics, Gene Therapy, Stem Cells

Bone marrow and other tissues could repair your brain, spinal cord and heart and cure diabetes or old-age blindness.

Clinical trials of many kinds are continuing, after a range of successful studies of stem cell use in animals.

Adult stem cells promise astonishing medical advances and investor returns while embryonic stem cells and therapeutic cloning raise major ethical, legal, and image problems.

Many ethical questions remain about use of stem cells from aborted foetuses, but reseachers are discovering the huge potential of stem cells from a patient's own body.

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Global Warming Videos - What you can do - keynote speaker

Future of Sustainability / Environment Keynotes

Global Warming Videos by Dr Patrick Dixon - truth about carbon trading, offsets, what companies and consumers will do. Carbon neutral lifestyles. Recorded 2007. The evidence for human-linked global warming is overwhelming. We now have convincing scientific data for the last million years showing how carbon dioxide levels and temperature have changed together. This a video that was recorded on this site about the global warming threat around 10 years ago. There is NOTHING new about global warming as an issue, although the scientific data is stronger now than before.

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Future of Oil and Energy Industry

Future Energy - and Oil Industry Trends - Keynotes

Future of Oil and Energy Industry - articles, videos, keynote conference presentations. Clients include BP, ExxonMobil, General Electric, BASF, Copesul (Brazil), European Petrochemical Association (EPCA), Hindalco, Houston Energy Forum, Royal Dutch Chemical Association, SHV Gas, Sulzer, Vattenfall, Veitch - plus other multinationals on issues related to energy saving and sustainability. Dixon has given keynotes on a wide range of oil and energy related trends to audiences in North America, Central America, Latin America, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Baltic States, Scandinavia, Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia and Asia Pacific. Note related resources in Environment and Sustainability part of this website.

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Future of Construction and Real Estate

Future of Real Estate, Construction - keynotes

Articles, videos and conference keynote presentations on real estate trends, construction industry, facilities management and related issues, by Patrick Dixon, author of 16 books and Chairman of Global Change Ltd.  Clients include Balfour Beatty, Corenet Global, Johnson Controls, Knight Frank, Siemens Group, Urban Land Institute (ULI), Anglian Circle Housing Association, ISS, European Facilities Management Association and many of the world's largest multinationals. Dixon has given keynotes on a wide range of trends which impact real estate at events in North America, Central America, Latin America, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Baltic States, Scandinavia, Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia and Asia Pacific.

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Future of Fast Moving Consumer Goods

Future of Retail, Food, Drink, Beverages: Keynote

Household goods, food and drink trends - for The Leading Edge Strategy Group client event in London.  Impact of recession  on household demand, wholesale, manufacturing and retail.  Managing risk  and seizing opportunity in fast moving consumer good sector (FMCG).  Changes in consumer behavior and mood.  Impact of global warming and climate change concerns.

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