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 I read through dozens of blogs and news websites to find those things that we should be aware of.Top-5 Futures for November 20th: The Olympics for Cyborgs talks about the 2016 Cybathalon, open sourced insulin, quantum code finally making it onto silicon, transhumanism, and how autonomous cars see.Cybathlon 2016The Championship for Robot-Assisted athletes happens in Zurich on the 8th October 2016.The Cybathlon is a championship for pilots with disabilities who are using\u00a0advanced assistive devices including robotic technologies. The competitions are comprised of different disciplines that will test the ability of pilots to navigate a series of everyday tasks while using a powered knee prosthesis, wearable arm prosthesia, powered exoskeleton, powered wheelchair, electrically stimulated muscles and novel brain-computer interfaces. The assistive devices will include commercially available products provided by companies, but also prototypes developed by research labs. There will be two medals for each competition, one for the pilot, who is driving the device, and one for the provider of the device.The\u00a0main goal\u00a0of the Cybathlon is to provide a platform for the development of novel assistive technologies that are useful\u00a0for daily life. Through the organisation of the Cybathlon we want to help to remove barriers\u00a0between the public, people with disabilities and science. The event is organised by ETH Zurich.Via CybathalonBiohackers create open source insulinThe 370 million people worldwide with diabetes rely on injections of insulin to regulate the amount of sugar in their blood, since their bodies can\u2019t make the hormone themselves. Since there are no generic versions available in the United States, insulin is very expensive\u2014that cost was likely a large proportion of the $176 billion in medical expenditures incurred by diabetes patients in 2012 alone. Now a team of biohackers with Counter Culture Labs, a community lab in Oakland, California, wants to pave the way towards generic insulin, and they\u2019ve started a crowdfunding page for their project.Via PopSciResearchers have written quantum code on a silicon chip for the first timeFor the first time, Australian engineers have demonstrated\u00a0that they can write and manipulate the quantum version of computer code on a silicon microchip. This was done by entangling two quantum bits with the highest accuracy ever recorded, and it means that we can now start to program for the super-powerful quantum computers of the future.Engineers code regular computers using traditional bits, which can be in one of two states: 1 or 0. Together, two bits create code words that can be used to program complex instructions. But in quantum computing language there’s also the possibility for bits to be in superposition, which means they can be 1 and 0 at the same time. This opens up a vastly more powerful programming language, but until now researchers haven’t been able to figure out how to write it.Via Science AlertWhat if we could become transhumans?Oskar Aszmann at TEDxVienna talks about how we live in a world where we can fix nearly everything. We fix wrecked cars, broken laptops and also human beings. But how far can we go? Is it justifiable to substitute faulty body parts with ‘better’ working bionic prosthetics to improve our lives or are we playing God? Listen to the journey of a doctor and his patient discovering their answer to this question.Oskar is Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Both his research and clinical focus have always been peripheral nerve reconstruction and extremity\/hand rehabilitation. His core interest is the recovery and rehabilitation of patients with impaired extremity function.Via TEDx\u00a0TalksSight LinesTo see how driverless cars might perceive \u2014 and misperceive \u2014 the world, ScanLAB Projects drove a 3-D laser scanner through the streets of London. See the last 4 week\u2019s Top-5 Futures here:Top-5 Futures for November 13th: 100% Renewable Energy by 2050Top-5 Futures for November 6th \u2013 Facebook\u2019s Unbelievable AITop-5 Futures for October 30th \u2013 Stop Eating BaconTop-5 Futures for October 23rd \u2013 Humans in 1000 Years***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.