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.
WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF
Today many countries face a housing crisis, but being able to 3D print buildings multiple times faster and cheaper than using legacy construction techniques could change that.
Firstly, thank you to Eiman for arranging this morning’s interview with TodayFM hosts Dermot and Dave where we discussed what impact 3D printing houses will have on the UK’s housing crisis and legacy construction companies.
There’s no doubt that being able to 3D print houses up to 80 percent faster and cheaper than using traditional techniques is a game changer, and as the technology matures, and as regulators get their heads around it, it’s very difficult to see how it won’t become the future standard.
Here’s the introduction to the show: Could you imagine seeing the beginnings of your home built in 24 hours? And at a much smaller cost? The future of house building could be here and it could be 3D printing.
With 3D built houses popping up in places like Dubai, France, Mexico, and the US, Dermot and Dave spoke to Matthew Griffin who has been following the increase of popularity in the new method of construction.
Matthew revealed how it works, what’s holding other countries back from fully embracing it and what it will mean for shows like Grand Designs.
You can listen to the full interview below: