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  • To the Moon and Beyond — TWOTY AWARDS 2015-2016
    their one way ticket the project is one of the most real But the program has also received a lot of criticism two MIT scientists have run some feasibility tests and concluded that with the current plan the settlers would die after just 68 days on Mars Bas Lansdorp CEO of Mars One has had to admit the plan is mostly fiction But there is still hope NASA is also working towards colonising Mars Last week the winner of the 3D printed Habitat challenge has been announced The challenge set out a challenge for contestants to develop a vision of shelters for human habitation on Mars constructed by autonomous habitat manufacturing machines The goal of the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge is to foster the development of new technologies necessary to additively manufacture a habitat using local indigenous materials with or without recyclable materials But Nasa isn t just working on the colonisation of Mars it also looking at the Moon Using the same habitat manufacturing machines robots as means to build habitats on the Moon and eventually far beyond the Moon and Mars Nasa is mainly eyeing the Shackleton crater which is about twice as big as Washington D C Water has already been found inside the crater and NASA expects to be able to build a habitat using solar powered robots The first challenge is to build reflective robots that redirect sunlight from the peeks into the crater If these robots can be developed the plan to colonise the moon can proceed And once reusable space crafts are developed colonising the moon will be a lot cheaper than we initially thought Once colonised the moon can also be used as a base for further space travel Moon colony image produced for NASA by Pat Rawlings 1995 And then there

    Original URL path: http://www.twoty.nl/blog/2015/10/6/to-the-moon-and-beyond (2016-01-09)
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  • Foodture: The Future of Food and Food from the Future — TWOTY AWARDS 2015-2016
    again no additive preservatives or GMO food and fastfood was countered with slow food After sloughed we are now seeing healthy fastfood which translates in the growing amount of take out healthy food local examples for Amsterdam include Sla and Stach At the same time artisan versions of fast food have also gained popularity in Amsterdam you actually need a reservation for some of the hottest hamburger joints while the amount of gourmet burger joints keeps increasing While there is a strong move towards more natural and healthy food it is also a trend towards easy food Take away or quick dinner out are the modus operandi of most health food restaurants A more efficient meal leaves us with more time for work Efficiency gains in particular too have more time to work were not envisioned for the self driving car but they were envisioned for food And its not just quick real food dinner that are gaining popularity By now many of us have probably heard of Soylent a nutritious drink that eliminates the need to waste time eating Marketed mostly on efficiency gains throughout days it is a perfect example of the values of today s society A more efficient meal leaves us with more time for work Not surprisingly Solent was developed with funding from a crowdfunding campaign and later attracted additional venture capital Soylent may not be a pill but its pure form and ideology do have striking similarities with the dinner pill So where are we going back to real food or towards a dinner pill or perhaps both In the future we may strike a balance as many solent users actually do When lacking time we will grab a fake meal making eating real food even more of a special event And we may

    Original URL path: http://www.twoty.nl/blog/2015/9/29/foodture-the-future-of-food-and-food-from-the-future (2016-01-09)
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  • Futurism's Blind Spot — TWOTY AWARDS 2015-2016
    cars as a way to free up time to do work Another example he uses is a 1960s vision of the future office While technological predictions we pretty accurate the workplace had no women in it But we don t just have a blindspot for cultural development We also have a habit of envisioning these future inventions in the midst of today s things The image of the family playing a board game also illustrates this point Now that we are close to self driving cars we have walked down the path of self driving cars and seen how the landscape has changed around us we know that the family probably won t play a board game If they would play a board game however they would play it on a tablet So we don t just forget to take into account the cultural changes we also don t include other inventions This isn t bad in and of itself Oftentimes we can not know What we can do however is leave space in our future visions The type of creativity a fiction writer needs to create the worlds in which his stories take place is also important for futurism and forecasting both fiction and futurism are about envisioning an alternative world It is about creating a complete environment that makes sense Science Fiction writer Frederik Pohl once said A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam Or translated what real world effect will the technological innovation have once it becomes commonplace and what environment will it create Forecasters and futurists also need to take these questions into account and even companies planning for the future will benefit from such a broader image of the future So when we think of

    Original URL path: http://www.twoty.nl/blog/2015/9/22/0szo88a2zvem2n4vzyf0yrggxryd7v (2016-01-09)
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  • We can’t build a world on one single vision — TWOTY AWARDS 2015-2016
    built or are in the process of being build but some are yet to be build As a result what the future could look like is increasingly unpredictable Or as we like to put it the future increases in possibilities it can be anything Mapping the future is mapping the possibilities What roads do we have what roads are we building And what roads could we possibly build At Second Sight we like to use the following image of the cone for the TWOTY AWARDS this year The present is a single dot all of history has contributed to this point and the possibilities of the future fan out from it And to add to the possibilities even the present is often understood not as a singular point but as a multitude of points depending on whom we ask This is WHY WE NEED MORE VISIONS We should not limit ourselves to exploring a single path to a single point on the future We need to explore every road to every future so we are able to ask ourselves which futures we want and which direction to move in We need to explore the possibilities so that we can prepare

    Original URL path: http://www.twoty.nl/blog/2015/9/17/nominees1516 (2016-01-09)
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  • Nominees — TWOTY AWARDS 2015-2016
    humans Forecaster Truus Dokter Truus Dokter is Director at It fits a trend forecasting agency specialized in tracing visualizing and describing trends and developments in design science and more general changes in politics and economics and working for Peclers Paris Economical political and social systems will have to direct to cohesion and cooperation rather than competition and opposition Carlos Cuellar Brown Carlos Cuellar Brown is a trend forecaster based in New York He dives into the topic of change and how to evolve new social cultural structures Solution based design science is here to spread and grow new bio regional economic ac tivity that will become our new markets satisfying a society based on needs and not on desire Yang Design Yang Design is a Chinese design consulting firm that provides user experience centered design consulting service of brand strategy digital marketing design strategy industrial design interaction and public service design The future world has becoming virtual and real at the same time Futurist Rachel Armstrong Rachel Armstrong is a sustainability innovator who creates new materials that possess some of the properties of living systems and can be manipulated to grow architecture this age comes with this incredible transition that we re in which is that of changing from being in an industrial age to an ecological era Justien Marseille Futurist and founder of the future institute Justien Marseille s motto is to be critical and without fear about possible futures She is also a senior lecturer and researcher at Hogeschool Rotterdam mankind turns out to be the medium Upcoming Delany Boutkan As a designer and researcher Delany Boutkan believes that design is a method of speculation on possible future scenarios for both designer and consumer What if time related objects would bring the user back to the duration of

    Original URL path: http://www.twoty.nl/blog/2015/9/18/nominees (2016-01-09)
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  • WHY WE NEED MORE VISIONS!? — TWOTY AWARDS 2015-2016
    from the heart 8 Future stories as a scream a warning 9 Future stories of hope and possibilities 10 We as human beingS make our futureS 11 We are all starters innovators and disrupters 12 Let s share as many visions as possible 13 Do you know what the world will look like in 2024 Or 2048 14 How future proof is your company 15 Visions and trends transcend borders

    Original URL path: http://www.twoty.nl/blog/2015/9/10/why-we-need-more-visions (2016-01-09)
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  • About TWOTY Awards — TWOTY AWARDS 2015-2016
    Trendwatcher Of The Year It has grown into the most prestigious trendwatcher forecasting award that empowers and professionalizes the profession We call for submissions from everyone who calls him or herself a trendwatcher forecaster or futurist with a clear important and relevant view on the future on short and long term Trendwatching trend forecasting and futurism are relatively young but growing professions At the same time more people have access to more foresights visions and ideas about the changing world and where it goes As we believe that the future is important it is important to get in touch with more ideas By collecting and connecting foresights visions and industries the TWOTY Awards give access to proper and real visions to build a better future On October 30th at the Accenture Innovation Awards the 4 TWOTY prizes will be given out for the 6th time All nominees and winners are chosen by of innovation marketing and communication professionals who are used to working with foresights For each group the jury will discuss the entries which are brought to them anonymously What are the messages they want to share And why are they important now We will make connections between the

    Original URL path: http://www.twoty.nl/blog/2015/9/10/about-twoty-awards (2016-01-09)
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  • Jury — TWOTY AWARDS 2015-2016
    have a look at our submissions page Trendwatcher of The Year 2015 2016 Joost Augusteijn Rabobank jury chairman Thecla Schaeffer G Star Chris Collet BMW Nederland Suzan Krabben Unobvious Trend Forecaster of the Year 2015 2016 Stephan van Bolderik Fusement jury chairman Jeffrey Prins Stichting Doen Esther Muller freelance fashion journalist o a Parool Elle Grazia Derk Schneemann Verhaert Harriet Calo freelance editor Futurist of The Year 2015 2016 Eduard

    Original URL path: http://www.twoty.nl/jury (2016-01-09)
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