Guido Eekhaut

Futurist, Crime and Speculative Fiction Writer

Guido Eekhaut.

Futurist, Crime and Speculative fiction writer.

This site is mainly about futurism. And about the state our world is in.

You’ll find here in-dept news and articles on items that will greatly influence our way of life.

I give presentations, talks, conferences. Hire me and get to know how the (near) future will work out for you.

I’ve been writing about the future for several decades, for newspapers and magazines.

I also write crime and speculative fiction, in English and Dutch.

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In late October 2017, when I went to visit Kai-Fu Lee, China's premiere artificial intelligence (AI)-focused venture capitalist, I entered his office complex from the back side of the building. Mistakenly, I took a wrong elevator and, as if tripping through a wormhole, briefly found myself in the Beijing of the past century.
Christina Larson / WIRED UK
I first met Xiaogang Peng in the summer of 1992 at Jilin University in Changchun, in the remote north-east of China, where he was a postgraduate student in the department of chemistry. He told me that his dream was to get a place at a top American lab.
A growing number of cafes are ditching wifi and outlawing computers in an attempt to bring back old-fashioned hospitality - and increase their revenue he sign on the door could not be clearer: "This is a laptop-free zone." The message is underscored by a cartoon computer with a sad face - and another sign indicating there is no wifi inside.
Speaking at the Verbier Art Summit on digital art, Douglas Coupland made headlines recently by declaring that he thought virtual reality would signal the end of books. "Maybe books are overrated," he quipped. "Maybe they are an interim technology on the way to VR and we can now get rid of our books."
What I find troubling about Amazon Go is how easily we are accepting our own loss of agency, in exchange for the vaunted goals of convenience and efficiency. It's exactly the same relinquishment of agency demanded by Facebook's News Feed - an opaque, data-driven platform that presumes to divine what we want to consume, independent of our own active participation in the preparation stage of that consumption.
Last year, Xi Jinping defended globalization and free trade in the first-ever address given by any Chinese president in Davos, and rebuked many of Donald Trump's "America First" policies without mentioning his name. This year, although Xi is not at the annual gathering of the global elite (while Trump is), China has in fact delivered...
his post aided me on my journey to personal wealth and happiness," reads the hover text on the upvote button. "This post is unprofitable and thus useless," reads the text on its counterpart. Welcome to /r/LateStageCapitalism, a Reddit page where even the content rating system is a satire of the constant monetization of our daily lives.
has, to put it mildly, a penchant for the dramatic. The Tesla C.E.O. has said he wants to send humans to Mars in the next decade. SpaceX's technology, he has said, could take humans on a trip from Los Angeles to New York in as little as 25 minutes.
When Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon was on the prowl for a North American city to host its second headquarters in a deal that could be worth 50,000 jobs and a $5 billion investment, cities clamored to offer themselves up to the over $600 billion e-commerce giant in a bidding war that has verged on desperate.