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: Virtual Drugs and Internet Magick, and Simulations\u00a0we look at the trends that we should be aware of today, June\u00a03rd, 2016.#HoloLens – LSrD – A spatial mapping visualizerVirtual drugs?Tobias Revell – The Internet of Damned ThingsTobias Revell, artist, designer, co-founder of Haunted Machines, exploring myth, magic and hauntings in our relationship with technology.In this first talk of the closing session Making Sense of Technology at Lift16, Tobias Revell looks into our emotional relationship with technology, what we expect of it and how realistic (or not) it is.From magic to horror, take a journey through the history of technology and humankind!Via Lift ConferenceElon Musk believes we are probably characters in some advanced civilization’s video gameVia VoxWindows Holographic: Enabling a World of Mixed RealityVia RecodeGoogle\u2019s Eric Schmidt says it\u2019s time to ignore petty politics and focus on \u201ctransformative\u201d tech\u201cThe country is full of smart people, right?\u201d Schmidt said. \u201cThe American model got us through the last 30 years. Compared to other models, I\u2019ll take ours. But we need to focus on it. We need to agree, roughly, on what these projects are.\u201dWhat kinds of problems and projects is he talking about? Well, the examples he offered included the 3D printing of buildings and using your own stem cells to grow new body parts when they\u2019re needed. More broadly, he said he\u2019s seeing an \u201cincredible revolution in medicine and this incredible revolution that\u2019s going on in knowledge.\u201dThe challenge, Schmidt said, is that we\u2019re spending \u201call our time arguing about political issues that are ultimately not that important,\u201d while \u201cnot doing enough things that are transformative.\u201d\u201cWe\u2019ve gone from an era where we thought about solving problems that were very, very big,\u201d he said. \u201cWe now define them as problems of special interests. Everyone\u2019s guilty. I\u2019m not making a particular political point here.\u201d Via TechCrunch***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.