The places where we live and the communities we live in help make us who we are and shape our future and the way we build communities in the future will benefit everyone.


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Firstly, a huge thank you to Ian and the team at the British Property Federation, who help oversee the £1.7 Trillion UK real estate market, for asking me, originally, to be the keynote for their annual event in London that, due to the Covid-19 pandemic then became a virtual event where we managed to pack even more great content in and turn the keynote into entertainment for the entire family for those of us in lock down.


JLR turns UK motorways into a test track for autonomous cars


During the keynote we covered a wide range of topics, from science fiction to science fact, discussed how the sustainable communities of the future will be built and their role in society, and all manner of things.


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We even managed to discuss the building methods and materials of the future, including green concrete and self-healing self-replicating bricks, which are as crazy as they sound, that will help eliminate over 10 percent of all greenhouse gasses, the role and impact of new urban agriculture initiatives and the impact that 5G, drones, and drone construction vehicles will have on our ability to autonomously and remotely build houses, and much more.


Researchers have found a way to successfully debug neural networks


The future of energy, innovation, and transportation also managed to sneak in there with some surprising consequences for the industry…!



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Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin, described as “The Adviser behind the Advisers” and a “Young Kurzweil,” is the founder and CEO of the World Futures Forum and the 311 Institute, a global Futures and Deep Futures consultancy working between the dates of 2020 to 2070, and is an award winning futurist, and author of “Codex of the Future” series. Regularly featured in the global media, including AP, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Discovery, RT, Viacom, and WIRED, Matthew’s ability to identify, track, and explain the impacts of hundreds of revolutionary emerging technologies on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past six years as one of the world’s foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments, investors, multi-nationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive, sustainable future. A rare talent Matthew’s recent work includes mentoring Lunar XPrize teams, re-envisioning global education and training with the G20, and helping the world’s largest organisations envision and ideate the future of their products and services, industries, and countries. Matthew's clients include three Prime Ministers and several governments, including the G7, Accenture, Aon, Bain & Co, BCG, Credit Suisse, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, E&Y, GEMS, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lego, McKinsey, PWC, Qualcomm, SAP, Samsung, Sopra Steria, T-Mobile, and many more.

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