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Swarms of millions of molecular sized robots get busy building nanoscale stuff

Swarms of millions of molecular sized robots get busy building nanoscale stuff

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Molecular sized robots already exist, in nature and in the lab, but now the ones in the labs are getting smart and organised and that could change many things …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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In a world first an AI lawyer will defend a human in a real court room

In a world first an AI lawyer will defend a human in a real court room

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is good at some things, and cheap, so what happens when AI goes to bat in your corner in a court room?   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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With no ports, no wires, this first of a kind OLED TV also sticks itself to the wall

With no ports, no wires, this first of a kind OLED TV also sticks itself to the wall

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Wires and cables suck but we’re stuck with them … or are we?   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. I’ve been saying for years that...

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Some engineers just made themselves some unnatural human cyborg cells

Some engineers just made themselves some unnatural human cyborg cells

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You are biology, and biology has its limits, but if the cells in your body had the best of biology and the best of “tech” then it could be the ultimate disease fighting machine …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future...

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Researchers used AI to discover a powerful new Cancer drug in 30 days

Researchers used AI to discover a powerful new Cancer drug in 30 days

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As humans and AI continue to crack the secrets of biology one day we could see AI create instant cures and treatments for diseases.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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Futurist Keynote, UK: The Future Workforce with HM Government, DWP

Futurist Keynote, UK: The Future Workforce with HM Government, DWP

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In this keynote session with the UK Government futurist Matthew Griffin discusses how technology is changing how companies hire, manage, and fire people, and how the workforce is changing for better and worse.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself...

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Futurist Keynote, Romania: Win the Future with Upgrade 100

Futurist Keynote, Romania: Win the Future with Upgrade 100

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In this keynote session futurist Matthew Griffin discusses how emerging technologies are already changing every industry, what that means for executives, and how leaders and employees can future proof themselves.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Futurist Keynote, Valencia: The Future of Work with Discover

Futurist Keynote, Valencia: The Future of Work with Discover

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In this keynote futurist Matthew Griffin discusses how new technologies and trends are fundamentally re-writing how businesses run and operate, what that means for the human workforce, and why automation could be the best thing for human potential in human history.   Love the Exponential...

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Lockheed Martin achieves first light of it’s latest 50kw laser weapon system

Lockheed Martin achieves first light of it’s latest 50kw laser weapon system

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of combat is drones and hypersonic weapons systems, so you need a new defensive weapon to counter than and light’s fast, cheap, and deadly.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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A new medical device uses twisted ultrasound to eliminate blood clots fast

A new medical device uses twisted ultrasound to eliminate blood clots fast

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Blood clots kill a lot of people, but now this solution which is not only fast and portable, could save many of them.   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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Electric vehicles could meet almost all grid scale storage demands by 2030 study says

Electric vehicles could meet almost all grid scale storage demands by 2030 study says

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Grid scale storage to balance the energy demands of grids requires massive investment, but what if consumers shouldered almost all of 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...

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DARPA’s unveils its revolutionary CRANE X-Plane with no moving parts

DARPA’s unveils its revolutionary CRANE X-Plane with no moving parts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Flaps and aerlons create drag and increase fuel consumption on planes, but what if you didn’t need any of that?   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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ChatGPT listed as an author on research papers and scientists disapprove

ChatGPT listed as an author on research papers and scientists disapprove

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As the text writing bot ChatGPT takes on the world more people are getting unhappy about it and now it’s the scientists turn.   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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ChatGPT just passed a Wharton business school exam

ChatGPT just passed a Wharton business school exam

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF While it’s feared that ChatGPT could make a great cheating tool most exams are taken in controlled environments, so this test shows its grasp of the subject matter.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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Google steps up it’s AI text to image game to fight off the competition

Google steps up it’s AI text to image game to fight off the competition

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Google has a fantastic AI bench, but it’s being outgunned and out marketed by you know who and that’s freaking them out.   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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Jetopera’s bladeless eVTOL aircraft targets 0.8 Mach

Jetopera’s bladeless eVTOL aircraft targets 0.8 Mach

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bladeless VTOL aircraft make a lot more sense than prop based ones, but getting the technology right is very hard.   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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China’s CSSC unveils a wind turbine so big it can power 89,000 homes

China’s CSSC unveils a wind turbine so big it can power 89,000 homes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There are lots of reasons why bigger wind turbines are better, but as they get bigger soon the blades could be supersonic …   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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This new self-healing semiconductor can withstand the radiation of a hundred Suns

This new self-healing semiconductor can withstand the radiation of a hundred Suns

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Radiation destroys electronics, but what if they could heal themselves to run forever?   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. A few years ago I talked...

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Microsoft’s VALL-E AI can clone your voice in just three seconds

Microsoft’s VALL-E AI can clone your voice in just three seconds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine all the times you use your voice, now imagine what would happen if people could clone it – for good and bad …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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Researchers teleported energy and created negative energy for the first time

Researchers teleported energy and created negative energy for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to literally teleport energy could eliminate the need for energy infrastructure … in about the year 2300!   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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Meta’s AI became an expert in Diplomacy and human gamers weren’t the wiser

Meta’s AI became an expert in Diplomacy and human gamers weren’t the wiser

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Slowly but surely AI is mastering increasingly complex simulations and games, boosting its potential.   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. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has mastered...

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Cyber crooks turn ChatGPT into an unwilling accomplice to create new malware and bots

Cyber crooks turn ChatGPT into an unwilling accomplice to create new malware and bots

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF ChatGPT automates, and therefore makes it easier, to create sophisticated scam bots and new kinds of malware, and this problem’s just getting started.   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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ChatGPT is almost acing the hardest USMLE medical exams in the USA

ChatGPT is almost acing the hardest USMLE medical exams in the USA

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As teachers increasingly worry about how students will use new powerful AI’s to cheat they’re finding out their concerns are justified, and worse.   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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Researchers used a quantum computer to invent a new cooling material

Researchers used a quantum computer to invent a new cooling material

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum computers will one day help us invent and design new things, from materials and drugs, to entire systems, in seconds thereby rapidly accelerating the rate of global innovation and change.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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Thanks to AI your WiFi can now sense when you’re struggling to breathe

Thanks to AI your WiFi can now sense when you’re struggling to breathe

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Often some of the best breakthroughs, but also the oddest in terms of “privacy invasion” come from odd sources …   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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This new water based computer chip brings Terahertz computing in reach

This new water based computer chip brings Terahertz computing in reach

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Terahertz computing is a long held ambition for computing companies, and now this POC brings it in reach … eventually   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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Europe is about to get its first home grown Exascale computer

Europe is about to get its first home grown Exascale computer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Exascale computing has been a long time coming, and the power of these machines could change human civilisation …   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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This new invention lets doctors see radiation beams in real time

This new invention lets doctors see radiation beams in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF How do doctors know if radiation therapy is hitting the right part of the patient or tumor? Well, until now it was “a good guess.”   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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New computer chip transmits all the world’s internet traffic in under a second

New computer chip transmits all the world’s internet traffic in under a second

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We all like speed, right? Well this new computer chip makes warp drive look slow …   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. If you think...

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The latest USAF report says force fields are almost here but they’re not quite sci-fi

The latest USAF report says force fields are almost here but they’re not quite sci-fi

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Force fields are the stuff of sci-fi, and while the US Military thinks they’re more drone like I and others have other ideas …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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AI is coming to help Hollywood pick future blockbusters

AI is coming to help Hollywood pick future blockbusters

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Humans are pretty rubbish at picking future big blockbusters, and as it turns out AI is twice as good …   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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New Laser on a Chip tech brings holographic smartphones closer to sci-fact

New Laser on a Chip tech brings holographic smartphones closer to sci-fact

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In order for us to run holograms like we see in the movies lots of different technologies have to come together, and they are …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Researchers say you’ll soon be able to run holograms from your smartphone

Researchers say you’ll soon be able to run holograms from your smartphone

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why live with 2D imagery when you can live life in glorious 3D!?   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. In 1943, Thomas Watson, the president...

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Major fusion breakthrough sees test reactor produce enough net energy to boil a kettle

Major fusion breakthrough sees test reactor produce enough net energy to boil a kettle

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The first fusion plants might generate up to 500Mw of energy, but in a world rapidly switching to renewables is this now too little too late?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Researchers have found a way to store solar energy for over 18 years

Researchers have found a way to store solar energy for over 18 years

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to store solar energy in batteries for a long time opens up some interesting battery opportunities …   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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This singer Deepfaked then open sourced her own voice so you can sing like her

This singer Deepfaked then open sourced her own voice so you can sing like her

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI can create music, create the voices to sing the music for you, and even let singers open source their voices … it’s an odd world.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Start moving to quantum safe cryptography now White House tells feds

Start moving to quantum safe cryptography now White House tells feds

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if there was a powerful enough computer platform emerging which could crack 70% of global encryption in minutes and reveal your secrets? Worried? Then read on …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read...

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ChatGPT aces UK GCSE History exams to astound teachers and create dilemmas

ChatGPT aces UK GCSE History exams to astound teachers and create dilemmas

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI is getting to the point where it’s becoming the perfect educational aid… or cheating tool, and teachers aren’t prepared at all for what’s coming (today).   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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McDonalds opens it’s first mostly automated restaurant in Texas

McDonalds opens it’s first mostly automated restaurant in Texas

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day all McDonalds could be fully automated …   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. One day your local McDonalds could be a so called...

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Researchers created self-assembling proteins that can the memories of cells

Researchers created self-assembling proteins that can the memories of cells

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine you knew exactly what was happening in all the cells in your body in real time so you could detect changes, thwart cancer, or just to be nosey …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Human mini brains in mice respond to visual stimulii in trial first

Human mini brains in mice respond to visual stimulii in trial first

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When you grow human brains outside of the human body they do odd things, such as become sentient, outsmarting machine AI’s, and now seeing?   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech and...

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Electricity from the ocean depths could power entire island nations

Electricity from the ocean depths could power entire island nations

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ocean contains a huge amount of heat energy, but so far tapping into it hasn’t been easy. But that might change.   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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World’s first Pig-Human heart transplant patient died from a Porcine virus

World’s first Pig-Human heart transplant patient died from a Porcine virus

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Xenotransplantation relies on organs from other species that can be transplanted into humans to be genetically engineered to be virus free, this one wasn’t and it’s set the field back years.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses...

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New breakthrough drug reverses hearing loss and consigns hearing aids to the bin

New breakthrough drug reverses hearing loss and consigns hearing aids to the bin

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Hearing loss affects everyone at one stage or another, but now it’s increasingly looking like hearing loss can be reversed thanks to a new regenerative medicine drug from MIT.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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You can now play Star Wars-like holographic chess for real

You can now play Star Wars-like holographic chess for real

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Holograms and volumetric displays have come a long way in the past five or so years, and now you can own your own piece of sci-fi lore.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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