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NASA successfully tests the world’s first inflatable heat shield

NASA successfully tests the world’s first inflatable heat shield

WHY THIS MATTERS IN SPACE An inflatable heat shield is lighter and easier to transport than a conventional one, but it also opens the door to new opportunities and use cases …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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Futurist Keynote, Finland: Unlocking Mobile Opportunity with AKL

Futurist Keynote, Finland: Unlocking Mobile Opportunity with AKL

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In this keynote speaker and futurist Matthew Griffin shows car dealerships how they can avoid being disrupted as their market changes and the car companies they rely on become tech super apps.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Viruses become CRISPR Trojan Horses to genetically re-engineer bacteria

Viruses become CRISPR Trojan Horses to genetically re-engineer bacteria

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bacteria can be hard to reach, and even harder to genetically modify – until now.   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. CRISPR, arguably the world’s...

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Scientists built the largest AI supercomputer yet to create brain scale AI

Scientists built the largest AI supercomputer yet to create brain scale AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We’re conditioned to think that computer chips should be small, but a supercomputer made from chips the size of dinner plates is breaking records.   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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New breakthrough could let smart windows replace Wi-Fi in your home

New breakthrough could let smart windows replace Wi-Fi in your home

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF To get a signal in the future all you might need is a window and some fancy tech …   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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Part aircraft part train this electric Hyperloop could travel at over Mach 1

Part aircraft part train this electric Hyperloop could travel at over Mach 1

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF New forms of transport are emerging all the time, and many have bold claims, so we’ll see how this one plays 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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This house was just sold as an NFT

This house was just sold as an NFT

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF NFT’s are incredibly versatile and opening up a whole new way to buy all manner of things, from Tweets to houses …   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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Futurist Keynote, Chile: Auditing and the Future of Risk with The IIA

Futurist Keynote, Chile: Auditing and the Future of Risk with The IIA

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In this keynote session speaker and futurist Matthew Griffin discusses how emerging technologies and trends will change how internal auditors identify and evaluate risk for their clients.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about...

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Futurist Keynote: The Future of Mobility with SlovakiaTech

Futurist Keynote: The Future of Mobility with SlovakiaTech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In this keynote speaker and futurist Matthew Griffin presents the future of mobility and transportation, highlighting both the obvious and non-obvious technologies and trends that are re-shaping the industry in more ways than many people realise.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community,...

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Futurist Keynote, UK: The Future of Risk with KPMG

Futurist Keynote, UK: The Future of Risk with KPMG

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During this leadership session with KPMG’s European risk teams speaker and futurist Matthew Griffin shines a light on the futuristic risks that could disrupt businesses in the near future.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Futurist Keynote: Defending the Office of Finance with ABB Group

Futurist Keynote: Defending the Office of Finance with ABB Group

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF During this leadership session speaker and futurist Matthew Griffin discusses how companies and employees, and in this case the Office of Finance at ABB, can protect themselves from today’s and tomorrows security threats.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself...

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UK courts become the first in the world to let lawyers serve NFT court orders

UK courts become the first in the world to let lawyers serve NFT court orders

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In an age where everyone can be anonymous criminals are taking advantage of hiding in the shadows, but now lawyers can get them fast and cheaply.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Lawyers are air dropping NFT’s on anonymous criminals to serve court orders

Lawyers are air dropping NFT’s on anonymous criminals to serve court orders

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF You’re an anonymous criminal, but your digital crypto wallet isn’t anonymous … now we can get ya!   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. The dusty...

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Chicken made in a lab gets its first US FDA approval

Chicken made in a lab gets its first US FDA approval

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Why raise chickens for meat when you can just grow that meat in a lab without all the anti-biotics, environmental damage, and nuisance?   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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From kale to cherries scientists are using CRISPR to create new kinds of foods

From kale to cherries scientists are using CRISPR to create new kinds of foods

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Oddly if a plant could have evolved “that way naturally” even if you genetically re-engineer it then it’s not a GMO.   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,...

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Clone’s robotic hand gets deep into uncanny valley

Clone’s robotic hand gets deep into uncanny valley

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By changing the robots muscles to hydraulics and making some basic design mods Clone’s robots look very lifelike …   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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From AI lawyers to AI judges courts are embracing tech for better and worse

From AI lawyers to AI judges courts are embracing tech for better and worse

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What would happen if your AI lawyers case was heard by a biased AI judge? And other questions noone has answers to yet …   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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Cows get cancelled as whipped cream without the cow becomes a reality

Cows get cancelled as whipped cream without the cow becomes a reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cows need to eat food, crops, fart alot, and need water and land, this new way to create cream just needs a factory space …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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The US Navy asks for massive drone swarms to overcome future adversaries

The US Navy asks for massive drone swarms to overcome future adversaries

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine trying to stop thousands of kamikaze drones – it’d be difficult to impossible which is why the US military wants them.   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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Another breakthrough brings powerful molecular computers closer to reality

Another breakthrough brings powerful molecular computers closer to reality

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Future computers won’t necessarily be silicon, they could be chemical, liquid, molecular, or even biological in nature.   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. All life,...

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LG shows off its latest amazingly stretchy display tech

LG shows off its latest amazingly stretchy display tech

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The fixed, glass displays we’re all used to are changing fast, and that opens the door to new display formats and possibilities.   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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Creators used AI to generate endless podcasts of Herzog and Zizek talking together

Creators used AI to generate endless podcasts of Herzog and Zizek talking together

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What happens when AI generates most of our content – including podcasts? It changes entertainment, society, and our ability to trust.   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,...

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Cancer vaccines using zombie cancer cells shows promise in mouse tests

Cancer vaccines using zombie cancer cells shows promise in mouse tests

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if you could train the human immune system to spot and kill cancerous cells by developing a vaccine? You’d change the outcome …   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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A US startup says 3D printing solid state batteries could double their capacity

A US startup says 3D printing solid state batteries could double their capacity

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF By using new manufacturing techniques we can do things we couldn’t do before, such as using nanoscale manufacturing to increase battery energy densities.   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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US Government to start giving IOT devices a cyber security rating from 2023

US Government to start giving IOT devices a cyber security rating from 2023

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most IOT connected devices have little to no security which means they can be hacked, abused and used, so this rating hopes to solve that and raise IOT security awareness.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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Researchers reverse engineered SpaceX’s satellite signals to create a new GPS service

Researchers reverse engineered SpaceX’s satellite signals to create a new GPS service

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF GPS systems are expensive to create and launch, and they’re also often highly guarded by governments and militaries for good reason, but now some fancy reverse signal engineering just changed the game.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Shutterstock to start selling AI-generated art and compensate human artists

Shutterstock to start selling AI-generated art and compensate human artists

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If AI can create the images, videos, and content you need then why do you, or Shutterstock, need human artists and photographers? Clue… you don’t, and that’s freaking people out.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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First trials of lab grown blood cells for Sickle Cell patients starts in the UK

First trials of lab grown blood cells for Sickle Cell patients starts in the UK

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Blood is often a scarce commodity, and very precious, but now it looks like we can grow it in a lab rather than having to always rely on donors.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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NASA trials 3D printing electronics in low gravity in nod to future space colonies

NASA trials 3D printing electronics in low gravity in nod to future space colonies

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When humans start inhabiting space they won’t be able to get everything shipped from Earth so things like food and electronics will have to somehow be made in space.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Jack Dorsey launches BlueSky Social a completely new kind of decentralised social network

Jack Dorsey launches BlueSky Social a completely new kind of decentralised social network

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most companies and social networks are run and managed centrally but decentralised platforms and protocols using DLT’s completely change the game.   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,...

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Google’s democratic AI re-distributes wealth better than politicians

Google’s democratic AI re-distributes wealth better than politicians

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There’s alot of conversation about the best way to reduce global wealth inequality and it looks like AI might be better at it than humans …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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An autonomous Blackhawk just successfully completed its first mock rescue mission

An autonomous Blackhawk just successfully completed its first mock rescue mission

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Helicopter crews in war time are put at high risk during search and rescue operations but now an autonomous Blackhawk could see pilots grounded.   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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A new flying car concept takes its cue straight from Blade Runner

A new flying car concept takes its cue straight from Blade Runner

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We won’t in fact have flying cars, they’ll basically be big drones that carry passengers, so this design is about as close to a commercial flying car we could see enter production.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Scientists have created a new smart material that’s more AI than material

Scientists have created a new smart material that’s more AI than material

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to use algorithms to create “Architectural Materials” that behave like and mimic artificial intelligence, but in physical form, could revolutionise materials.   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 White House publishes its first Bill of AI Rights

The White House publishes its first Bill of AI Rights

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Decades after AI became a “thing” no government has any real idea of how to regulate its development and that’s an issue.   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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Privacy advocates cry foul after WEF publishes plans for personal carbon tracking

Privacy advocates cry foul after WEF publishes plans for personal carbon tracking

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Some people want to know what their carbon footprint is, and we have the technology to track it, but the initiative’s seen as another major privacy invasion by some.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University,...

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Tiny autonomous brainy robots get ready to explore your body from within

Tiny autonomous brainy robots get ready to explore your body from within

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Robots of all sizes are starting to loose their cables and tethers which means they’ll soon be free to do what they want.   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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Centrica injects hydrogen into a UK gas peaker plant for the first time

Centrica injects hydrogen into a UK gas peaker plant for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One of the problems we have “greening” our electricity supply is converting old gas power stations to cleaner fuels and this is the first major step.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Mastercard finally brings crypto trading to banks and the public

Mastercard finally brings crypto trading to banks and the public

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most people now hold some form of crypto and even though they resisted at first Mastercard has now jumped on the bandwagon to support crypto globally.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential...

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Microbes can now make a rare in demand Cancer drug

Microbes can now make a rare in demand Cancer drug

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Using bio-manufacturing and genetic engineering we are getting better at re-programming nature to make us all kinds of products, from armour to drugs.   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 tap nanotubes and BNNT’s to create next gen hypersonic materials

Researchers tap nanotubes and BNNT’s to create next gen hypersonic materials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you want to travel at hypersonic speeds you need materials that can withstand the heat.   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. Within the next...

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Google’s Text-to-Image AI comes out swinging to create great synthetic images

Google’s Text-to-Image AI comes out swinging to create great synthetic images

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Synthetic content made by AI will put many creators out of jobs, but it will also democratise access to content creation for everyone …   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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First of a kind study shows humans and AI are better together when it comes to work

First of a kind study shows humans and AI are better together when it comes to work

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We hear all the time how AI and robots will replace all our jobs but not how it will help us become super humans at work, this is a great experiment …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with...

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Meta’s AudioGen AI generates convincing sounds from just text

Meta’s AudioGen AI generates convincing sounds from just text

WHY THIS MATTERS OM BRIEF Within the decade alot more of the content you consume will be made by AI, and after that it could be almost all of it.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, read about exponential tech...

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Fake Joe Rogan interviews fake Steve Jobs in this new AI generated podcast

Fake Joe Rogan interviews fake Steve Jobs in this new AI generated podcast

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The creation of content is increasingly being automated using advanced AI and this is just another example of how in the future creators will have to compete with the machines.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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