Each week Nikolas Badminton, Futurist Speaker, summarizes the top-5 future looking developments and news\u00a0items that I find to be inspiring, interesting, concerning, or downright strange. Each day he reads through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of.In Future Trends \u2013 Bleeding Veggie Burgers\u00a0we look at\u00a0NASA going rogue, holograms and nanotech, the ethics of organoids, a coffee renaissance, how oil is disrupted, and how renewable energy jobs are booming in the United States.The Bill Gates-backed veggie burger that bleeds ‘plant blood’ is coming to a Michelin-starred restaurantSilicon Valley startup Impossible Foods believes it has engineered a meat-less burger that tastes identical to\u00a0beef. Only a small number of\u00a0restaurants in New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco\u00a0have had the Impossible Burger on their menus since it launched in\u00a02016.Now, vegetarians and carnivores alike will have a better chance at tasting it \u2014 at least\u00a0in New York City.Starting February 2, the Impossible Burger will launch at Saxon + Parole and the Michelin-starred Public. Both restaurants are under the leadership of\u00a0Executive Chef Brad Farmerie.“People in New York know that\u00a0you can get the best meat in the world here,”\u00a0Impossible Foods CEO Pat Brown\u00a0tells Business Insider.\u00a0“Farmerie has\u00a0chosen to serve our burger as meat, which sends the message that the best meat in the world doesn’t have to come from animals.”Instead of beef, the Impossible Burger\u00a0contains heme (the molecule that gives beef its reddish color and\u00a0metallic flavor), textured wheat protein, and coconut oil.Read more at Business InsiderBlueprint for Giant Quantum Computer Promises Mind-Blowing PowerBuilding a functioning large-scale quantum computer is the Holy Grail of physics. Such a computer, first theorized by Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman in 1982, would harness the strange and nearly magical properties of quantum particles to perform calculations several billions of times faster than any of our most powerful supercomputers.Today, an international team of researchers based at the University of Sussex published what it describes as the first-ever open-source blueprint for constructing a large-scale quantum computer. While Google and other high-profile researchers have made impressive progress proving the viability of quantum computing, the Sussex team claims that its “nuts and bolts construction plan” is a major step toward a working prototype.Winfried Hensinger leads the Ion Quantum Technology Group at the University of Sussex, which published the blueprint in Science Advances. In an interview with Seeker, Hensinger explained how quantum computers are “nothing like normal computers” because they take advantage of the strange quantum effects of atomic particles.“In quantum physics, something can be in two different places at the same time,” he said. “You can be sitting in the office right now and having a holiday in sunny California. In the real world, things like that don’t happen, because quantum effects get destroyed when they interact with anything else, like light or the air around you. But when you isolate individual atoms, that actually happens.”Read more at SeekerNo growth for oil and coal from 2020 as electric cars and solar blossomFalling costs of electric vehicle and solar technology could halt growth in global demand for oil and coal from 2020, a new report co-authored by the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London and the Carbon Tracker Initiative launched on Thursday finds, challenging the wisdom of backing fossil fuel expansion.The scenario analysis warns that big energy companies are seriously underestimating low-carbon advances with a business-as-usual (BAU) approach, and that stranding of fossil fuel assets is likely as the low- carbon transition gathers pace. Growth in electric vehicles (EVs) alone could lead to 2 million barrels of oil per day (mbd) being displaced by 2025 \u2013 the same volume that caused the oil price collapse in 2014-15. This scenario sees 16mbd of oil demand displaced by 2040 and 25mbd by 2050, in stark contrast to the continuous growth in oil demand expected by industry.\u201cElectric vehicles and solar power are game-changers that the fossil fuel industry consistently underestimates. Further innovation could make our scenarios look conservative in 5 years\u2019 time, in which case the demand misread by companies will have been amplified even more,\u201d said Luke Sussams, senior researcher at Carbon Tracker.Read more at Carbon TrackerWe\u2019re probably underestimating how quickly electric vehicles will disrupt the oil marketToday saw the release of a new study from the Grantham Institute for Imperial College London and the Carbon Tracker Initiative. It argues that solar photovoltaics (PV) and EVs together will kick fossil fuel\u2019s ass, quickly.\u201cFalling costs of electric vehicle and solar technology,\u201d they conclude, \u201ccould halt growth in global demand for oil and coal from 2020.\u201d That would be a pretty big deal.The \u201cbusiness as usual\u201d (BAU) scenarios that typically dominate these discussions are outdated, the researchers argue. New baseline scenarios should take into account updated information on PV, EV, and battery costs. (The EIA doesn\u2019t expect inflation-adjusted prices of EVs to fall to $30,000 until 2030, even as multiple automakers say they\u2019ll hit that within a few years.)And baseline scenarios should take into account the commitments made in the Paris climate agreement, they say.Read more at Vox***Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe.\u00a0Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.