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Since the rise of social media, something else rose with it. A new job came to exist in the last ten years, with the job description of “Influencing”. The Influencer is a well-known person on the social media, who manages to change the way people act or think.
Yes, we know; you too have sometimes wondered out loud: what in heaven’s name do I have to do with trends? Is the fact that you have an iPhone not trendy enough? Trends have to do with the Future, and that is not what you are aiming for now. You want to do business today, right?
Have you ever felt sorry for a robot? Or do you understand the development of sex-robots? The relationships humans can have with a robot or digital device are reaching a higher level. We have reached an unexplored domain concerning our social standards. Is there a norm in how we act towards robots and do we want to show them our respect even though they do not have the combability to feel pain, joy or love?
When we think of innovations designed for people above 50, we tend to think about products or services that help them with the problems that come with ageing. While it is important to provide aid with falling, dementia and loneliness, we shouldn’t forget that most people above 50 do not need these solutions (yet). How about all those healthy, active seniors? Plant-based nutrition Perennial has got that covered!

Trying to stay away from your phone? What if you need to use it some more in order to pay for your cell phone bill? While most new products and services focus on taking a Digital Detox, keeping you away from your phone (like the...

Have you ever had to send samples of your urine and saliva to a restaurant, in order to get food? Or are you more that kind of person that just has a look at the menu and orders whatever suits you best? It might actually...

Imagine a big urban area. What are the first materials and colours you see? Chances are, that those are materials like asphalt or other dark-coloured materials that are used to construct our buildings and streets. These are heat retaining that make our cities hotter -...

Have you ever noticed how most virtual assistants sound female? When you hear Siri or Alexa, it may sound like an actual woman is talking to you instead of a voice assistant, but at the end of the day, they are just that: A voice...

Have you ever dreamed about escaping this world and going to a new self styled World instead? I guess there is nobody that cannot answer this question with a wholehearted yes. Our minds are being filled up with future scenarios, with what if's but also...

Extreme weather events, shrinking ice sheets and rising sea level: There is no point in denying climate change. How are we going to prepare ourselves for this new environment? If it comes to changing our behaviour we haven't really got the answer yet, but when...