Futurist Keynote Speaker Patrick Dixon -Future Trends: 15m users, Futurist speaker videos of keynotes. Ranked one of 20 most influential business thinkers.

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.

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

 

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...

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

 

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."

Read more: 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

   

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

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

 

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.

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

   

Page 1 of 21

Our cookie policy

We use cookies for statistical purposes. To comply with the e-Privacy Directive we need to ask your consent to place these cookies on your computer.

Your use of this site indicates acceptance of these terms. I accept