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Scientists have found a way to break down Forever Chemicals

Scientists have found a way to break down Forever Chemicals

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Some chemicals either never break down or take millennia but now we have a way to break them down on demand using a new method.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Meta’s AI can now turn your text prompts into synthetic video on demand

Meta’s AI can now turn your text prompts into synthetic video on demand

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine being able to create videos by just typing what you want them to be. That’s what Meta’s latest tech does, and it’s only going to get better in the future.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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An AI artist just won one of the biggest art competitions in the US

An AI artist just won one of the biggest art competitions in the US

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It used to be the case that if you couldn’t create art then you didn’t do art, but now if you can type you can make award winning art thanks to AI.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Google trials new home robots that do your bidding and your housework

Google trials new home robots that do your bidding and your housework

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI gets more robust and better at handling everyday tasks Google is setting its sights on your home as their next frontier.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Germany is building colossal urban thermos flasks to heat homes this winter

Germany is building colossal urban thermos flasks to heat homes this winter

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its weaponisation of energy supplies has left Europe short of vital gas supplies so countries are finding new innovative ways to keep their citizens warm this winter.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Ultra tough diamond glass gets ready to annihilate Gorilla Glass

Ultra tough diamond glass gets ready to annihilate Gorilla Glass

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we find new easier and cheaper ways to produce companies in the sector are getting ready to revolutionise everything from computer chips to glass.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Innovative floating deep sea vertical axis turbines to hit Norway’s coast in 2023

Innovative floating deep sea vertical axis turbines to hit Norway’s coast in 2023

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By creating a vertical axis wind turbine this company believes it can create some of the most powerful and efficient wind turbines on the planet.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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This UK startup lets you buy a literal invisibility shield

This UK startup lets you buy a literal invisibility shield

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Metamaterials and lensing technologies are wierd and invisibility shields are just the beginning of their wierdness.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Nearly all of...

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BCG estimates the token economy will hit $17 Trillion by 2030

BCG estimates the token economy will hit $17 Trillion by 2030

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most people aren’t familiar with the token economy, but some say it could be bigger than the entire global economy is today so you should get a POV on it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Ethereum completes The Merge to cut energy use by over 99 percent

Ethereum completes The Merge to cut energy use by over 99 percent

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Crypto mining is now using more energy than many countries and it’s unsustainable so Ethereum has move to POS to reduce energy use in a move that might also help DeFi establish itself.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself...

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Walmart starts offering checking accounts as it eyes bank domination

Walmart starts offering checking accounts as it eyes bank domination

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we continue to see both technology and industry convergence this move is just the latest that demonstrates new competitors are everywhere.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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Vertically farmed rice opens the door to guaranteed food security in Singapore

Vertically farmed rice opens the door to guaranteed food security in Singapore

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Finally researchers have been able to grow a global staple crop in vertical farms and it opens the door for more and a food revolution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Visa Tokens hit 4 Billion to surpass the number of physical cards in circulation

Visa Tokens hit 4 Billion to surpass the number of physical cards in circulation

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Everything gets digitised and credit cards are no exception, but now VISA has issued more tokens than physical cards in a new milestone.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Dev creates Minecraft in Minecraft that runs Minecraft in parallel worlds conundrum

Dev creates Minecraft in Minecraft that runs Minecraft in parallel worlds conundrum

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What happens when virtual computers running “Metaverse worlds” can be used to run virtual computers running Metaverse worlds ad infinitum? This is the ultimate parallel universe dilemma …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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Scammers burn crypto and re-configure smart contracts to steal millions

Scammers burn crypto and re-configure smart contracts to steal millions

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When scammers re-configure crypto and blockchain smart contracts your money is gone forever the instant you transfer it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. 2021...

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Synthetic diamonds could help extend the Moore’s Law Era

Synthetic diamonds could help extend the Moore’s Law Era

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Moore’s Law is slowing, because of both commercial and technical reasons, but diamonds are a semi-conductor company’s best friends …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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The US Digital Dollar Project finally gets a sandbox launch

The US Digital Dollar Project finally gets a sandbox launch

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future your country’s cash could be digital, a game changer that would allow real time economic monitoring and much more.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch...

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New breakthrough lets scuba divers text one another underwater

New breakthrough lets scuba divers text one another underwater

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Scuba divers still rely on crude hand signals, but now thanks to a new communications technology they can text one another and it’s a game changer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Deadly brain tumours in mice completely destroyed for the first time

Deadly brain tumours in mice completely destroyed for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Brain tumours are very hard to treat and often deadly, but there is hope on the far horizon that this will not always be the case.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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This Mach 5 jet from Hermeus could be the first to have a 3D printed body

This Mach 5 jet from Hermeus could be the first to have a 3D printed body

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing is a revolutionary manufacturing technology, and it is already transforming everything from materials, food, and human organ transplants, to everyday items.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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The worlds first virtual CEO takes the reigns at a Chinese gaming company

The worlds first virtual CEO takes the reigns at a Chinese gaming company

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why should it be humans that run companies, especially when some of us are good at running those companies into the ground? Now it’s AI and the robots turn.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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An AI backed party in Denmark is running for election in 2023

An AI backed party in Denmark is running for election in 2023

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is already used by mainstream political parties to formulate policies and insights, but it’s also increasingly being used to create new AI political leaders and ministers.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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AI recreates hyper realistic human faces by reading people’s minds

AI recreates hyper realistic human faces by reading people’s minds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A few years ago this technology was “alright” and now it’s “good.” Next comes great and that will be revolutionary. Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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The Future of Healthcare 2050, a VR tour into the future with Novartis

The Future of Healthcare 2050, a VR tour into the future with Novartis

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During this Virtual Reality tour futurist Matthew Griffin takes you on a journey into the future of healthcare in 2050 and shows you the technologies behind the breakthroughs, from AI powered robo labs and nanobots, to advances in nuclear medicine and beyond.   Love the...

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Futurist Keynote, UAE: Futurism, Pandemics, and the Future of Knowledge, UNDP and MBRF

Futurist Keynote, UAE: Futurism, Pandemics, and the Future of Knowledge, UNDP and MBRF

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During this keynote session, in Arabic, speaker and futurist Matthew Griffin discusses the future of knowledge and insightful machines, how to spot and stop the next pandemic, and how to become a futurist.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself...

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Futurist Keynote, UK: Reverse Brainstorming, RSM

Futurist Keynote, UK: Reverse Brainstorming, RSM

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During this keynote session keynote speaker Matthew Griffin discusses how Reverse Brainstorming can help anyone and everyone ideate and innovate solutions to all manner of problems, no matter how complex by reversing this thinking.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof...

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Futurist Keynote, London: The Future of Work and the Workforce, ASM

Futurist Keynote, London: The Future of Work and the Workforce, ASM

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During this keynote session keynote speaker Matthew Griffin discusses the future of work and the workforce, and shines the spotlight on the technologies and workplace experiments that will transform how and where we work, and who and what we work with.   Love the Exponential...

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Futurist Keynote, London: The Future of Transportation, Hounslow CC

Futurist Keynote, London: The Future of Transportation, Hounslow CC

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During this keynote session futurist Matthew Griffin discusses the future of transport and mobility, and shines a light on not just how we move goods, people, and services from A to Z, but also the impacts on infrastructure and how we fund this global transformation....

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Futurist Keynote, Germany: The End of Choice, NIM

Futurist Keynote, Germany: The End of Choice, NIM

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During this keynote session futurist Matthew Griffin discusses the future of choice and the algorithmic society where Artificial Intelligence and machines are increasingly making our choices for us while at the same time giving us the “illusion” of freedom of choice.   Love the Exponential...

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Blue Origin’s Orbital Reef space station gets the green light from NASA

Blue Origin’s Orbital Reef space station gets the green light from NASA

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the ISS starts getting retired we need replacements, and those replacements are coming from the private sector.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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China is using autonomous 3D printers and robots to print a giant hydroelectric dam

China is using autonomous 3D printers and robots to print a giant hydroelectric dam

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF China has huge ambitions to be able to print buildings, and this is its biggest project so far.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Telsa vehicles will soon be connected to SpaceX’s global space internet system

Telsa vehicles will soon be connected to SpaceX’s global space internet system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that all Teslas will soon be using his space based satellite communications system to connect to the internet.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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T-Mobile and SpaceX team up to end mobile dead zones in the USA

T-Mobile and SpaceX team up to end mobile dead zones in the USA

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By creating a hybrid service T-Mobile can now use StarLink’s satellite internet systems to offer mobile coverage to every inch of the US.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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The first hydrogen powered trains enter service in Germany

The first hydrogen powered trains enter service in Germany

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF For a whole bunch of reasons the transition from polluting fossil fuels is now truly getting underway and it’s great to see it happening.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Researchers have invented a new kind of material that thinks for itself

Researchers have invented a new kind of material that thinks for itself

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Smart materials will make a huge difference to the product we make, how we use them, and how they interact with us and the environment.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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FabRx uses 3D printing to print personalised medicines for kids with rare diseases

FabRx uses 3D printing to print personalised medicines for kids with rare diseases

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today medicines are all too often in common sized dosages with standard formulations, irrespective of our age or size, but 3D printing allows us to customise both and tailor medicines to the individual.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the...

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This VR gadget lets you feel spiders on your face

This VR gadget lets you feel spiders on your face

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Haptics are already being built into clothing but this is a new and interesting take on the technology.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Algae help researchers create the world’s first carbon negative concrete

Algae help researchers create the world’s first carbon negative concrete

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Carbon negative concrete could not only eliminate 10% of all global greenhouse gas emissions but also reverse them.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends, ...

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Researchers discover a new molecule that slays over 300 kinds of drug resistant bacteria

Researchers discover a new molecule that slays over 300 kinds of drug resistant bacteria

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Anti-Biotic resistance is a major growing problem and WHO “global emergency” but solutions are emerging …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and trends,  connect, watch a keynote,...

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In a world first LG’s latest stunning OLED display is also the speaker system

In a world first LG’s latest stunning OLED display is also the speaker system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By embedding the speaker system into the display LG’s new display makes it easier to turn every surface into a speaker system.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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Unilevers first 3D printed metamaterial chocolates take eating to a whole new level

Unilevers first 3D printed metamaterial chocolates take eating to a whole new level

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New technologies and materials are transforming all our foods and our eating experiences, and this is just another example of how.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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For the first time a flying yacht has made green hydrogen at sea

For the first time a flying yacht has made green hydrogen at sea

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Our ability to make zero emissions green hydrogen fuel from renewable sources is getting better all the time, and it will accelerate the energy switch from fossil fuels.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with...

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The US green lights its first ever mini nuclear reactors

The US green lights its first ever mini nuclear reactors

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nuclear reactors used to be huge, but now they’re about the size of a truck and powerful and the US just gave the thumbs up to the first of a new batch.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast,...

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Researchers turn plants into biological computers to grow better crops

Researchers turn plants into biological computers to grow better crops

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By turning nature into a biological computer researchers can get plants to do all kinds of things they could never do before and design better crops.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from...

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Researchers have replaced concrete aggregate with rubber in world first

Researchers have replaced concrete aggregate with rubber in world first

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Rubber is a natural companion to concrete that can help extent its longevity, but until now the two haven’t been able to be used together.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, subscribe to the podcast, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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