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HUBOT: Meet the Data Waiter

As a data waiter you are working at the Tinder restaurant. Upon arrival, visitors log in with their social media account. An intelligent algorithm matches the guests based on their likes and Chef Watson cooks a perfectly fitting dinner for the new couple. Through an augmented contact lens, the data waiter has access to the customer’s information and can use this data to astonish them. For instance, you see that your guest recently returned from Indonesia and welcome them with a cold Bintang beer.

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The Story of Money: Shells

They say that money makes the world go round. But how does it work, and how has it changed over time? While developing the ECO Coin, we’ve been thinking a great deal of money, past and present. From the origins of civilization up to present day, economy has gone through countless shakeups, and yet we tend to take our current way of thinking about money for granted. Welcome to the second part of The Story of Money: Shells.

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Meat the Future

Get 20% Off Our In Vitro Meat Cookbook

Meat-eaters and vegetarians alike: What are you cooking up for your holiday meal this year? In case you’re in need of some food for thought, this is for you. Until the end of the year, our In Vitro Meat Cookbook is 20% off for everyone! Use the following coupon code in our webshop: happy-invitro. Containing 45 speculative recipes for future meaty-meals, this book is sure to spark a heated debate at the dinnertable. And it could make a thought-provoking gift for any loved one. Meat the future now!

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Koert van Mensvoort and Floris Kaayk at ECHO Dubai

Join us in Dubai on Thursday for ECHO, an art, design and technology festival set up to discuss how we interact with the future. Koert van Mensvoort will be there to talk about how technology becomes nature. Not only that, but he’ll be joined by Floris Kaayk, creator of the Modular Body project, on a panel about Future Thinking. 

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Next Nature gift guide 2017
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Next Nature Gift Guide 2017

The gift giving season is once again upon us and to help out those who are struggling to find the perfect present for that special someone, we have brought together a collection of Next Nature inspired gifts. Whether you need ideas for that early adopter colleague or something for your very ‘merry’ auntie, please enjoy our 2017 Next Nature gift guide.

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HUBOT: Meet the Blind Traffic Regulator

A visual impairment does not have to be confining and futile when it comes to traffic control. As a blind traffic regulator, you wear a haptic suit that translates the traffic situation into impulses on your back. Equipped with sensors scanning the environment and vibrating motors to make traffic a sensible experience, you have a set of eyes in your back.

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The Story of Money: Livestock

They say that money makes the world go round. But how does it work, and how has it changed over time? While developing the ECO Coin, we’ve been thinking a great deal of money, past and present. From the origins of civilization up to present day, economy has gone through countless shakeups, and yet we tend to take our current way of thinking about money for granted.

So, we’ve put together the story of money: an accessible roadmap from prehistory to digital age – from cows to credit, from gold mining to bitcoin mining. The series consists of six parts, each one exploring a different age: livestock, cowry shells, gold, paper, plastic and bits.

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HUBOT: Meet the Home Healthcare Professional

As a home healthcare professional you are responsible for the support of elderly, ill or disabled people deprived of care. You used to work like a robot on a tight 15-minute schedule per patient and your main task was cleaning before you had to rush to the next appointment. Not anymore! While the intelligent cleaning drone tidies up the house, you have the time to talk to your patients and give them full and proper attention.

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HUBOT: Meet the Air Traffic Security Worker

As air traffic security you make sure that birds stay away from the airport using your eagle drone. With an accessory console, you fly the quadcopter from the sideline to scare birds and push them away from the engine of the planes. Thanks to your work, both the birds and the passengers will always be able to take off and land safely.

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NEW: Next Nature Academy

Hello next nature explorers! Are you looking for exciting opportunities to learn more about the Next Nature methodology? The Next Nature Academy offers the philosophy, the tools and the methods that will shift the way you think about nature and technology. We do this through inspiring lectures and interactive workshops, both open-call and in-house, for people and organizations.

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HUBOT: Meet the Singing Package Deliverer

You did not make it to the Idols final, but you can sing very well and you love to make people happy. As a singing package deliverer, you deliver packages with a personal song. Serenade? Birthday song? The sender can select an additional gift service at a modest price in the web shop. You give a personal twist to each order and no delivery drone can top that!

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HUBOT: Meet the Robot Coach

Craftsmanship is generally very appreciated, but it takes a lot of time to master a craft. Therefore, as a robot coach you train – you guessed it, a robot – to transfer your knowledge to future professionals. Collaborating this way, humans and robots work optimally together, from student to coach and vice versa. And don’t be afraid that the human hand will become dispensable, as no robot does it like a human, and that’s what the craft is about in the first place.

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