Researchers break the speed limit to bring 5G to the Internet of Things

Researchers break the speed limit to bring 5G to the Internet of Things

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future will contain lots of smart things and smart sensors – and they’ll all want to talk to one another.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Researchers in the US have...

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Iceland’s five year long four day working week experiment is a blinding success

Iceland’s five year long four day working week experiment is a blinding success

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF People who work five day weeks are actually less productive than people who work four day weeks …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Testing new ways of working seems to be...

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Bitcoin wallets could be hacked by quantum computers by 2025 but there’s hope

Bitcoin wallets could be hacked by quantum computers by 2025 but there’s hope

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Quantum computers will soon be so powerful they could crack 70% of the world’s encryption systems, so researchers are racing to find a solution.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. This year...

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SpaceX say they’ll be able to provide internet anywhere on Earth by September

SpaceX say they’ll be able to provide internet anywhere on Earth by September

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF SpaceX’s ambitious Starlink communications project is smashing all expectations and every record, and it shows no signs of slowing down.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Starlink, the satellite internet unit of...

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Scientists connect the human brain to a computer wirelessly for the first time

Scientists connect the human brain to a computer wirelessly for the first time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As Brain Machine Interfaces improve you’re not going to need to be tethered to a computer.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Brain Machine Interfaces (BMI) have come a long way in...

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A paralysed man uses his mind to write text messages as fast as you can

A paralysed man uses his mind to write text messages as fast as you can

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Mind reading technology is advancing at a rapid rate and breakthroughs like this one are giving some patients back their freedoms.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. A man paralysed from the...

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Elon Musk turns his eye to disrupting the out dated global auto insurance industry

Elon Musk turns his eye to disrupting the out dated global auto insurance industry

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The more data insurers have about a driver and their habits the more accurate the insurance premiums can be – and Tesla has all the data.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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French central bank successfully completes first test of their sovereign digital currency

French central bank successfully completes first test of their sovereign digital currency

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF National fiat currencies will all one day be digital, and the move’s already starting …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. France’s central bank has announced it successfully completed a pilot transaction...

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Major european banks get serious about building a Mastercard and Visa rival

Major european banks get serious about building a Mastercard and Visa rival

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today it seems we have America, China, and then “the others” – increasingly Europe wants to change that narrative …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The European Payments Initiative (EPI), a...

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Facebook backed cryptocurrency Diem to launch later this year

Facebook backed cryptocurrency Diem to launch later this year

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Facebook’s Libra could have changed the global financial system overnight, but after regulators blocked it they’re now taking a different approach …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Facebook wanted to revolutionise...

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China just performed the world’s first remote neuro-surgery over 5G

China just performed the world’s first remote neuro-surgery over 5G

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes experts are based in other cities, and if you need access to a surgeon that can be a problem – but 5G and remote surgery solves that problem.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch...

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Green Bitcoin alternative Chia causes global hard drive shortages

Green Bitcoin alternative Chia causes global hard drive shortages

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bitcoin’s energy consumption is huge, rivalling most nations, and its unsustainable so people are trying to create “green” alternatives.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies that run on...

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Federal Reserve’s Digital Dollar initiative has Wall Street panicking

Federal Reserve’s Digital Dollar initiative has Wall Street panicking

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A CBDC, a government digital currency, could cut the banking middle men, and that’s freaking some of them out.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. The financial services industry, braced for what...

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Bank of England jumps on the central bank digital currency bandwagon

Bank of England jumps on the central bank digital currency bandwagon

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF A digital national currency would help the unbanked, save governments money, and give them unprecedented real time insights into their economies.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. As several central banks race...

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A US realtor is trying to sell an actual house as an NFT now

A US realtor is trying to sell an actual house as an NFT now

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF NFT’s are normally used to sell digital assets, but this realtor’s now trying to use the technology to sell real objects … and it’s an interesting concept.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my...

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MIT’s smart clothes measure your body’s movements more accurately than ever

MIT’s smart clothes measure your body’s movements more accurately than ever

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Clothes will eventually become smart and be able to measure, monitor, and analyse everything from your movements and respiration rates to your biochemistry, this is another step in that direction.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential...

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China says its new digital currency will be an insurance policy in case tech giants fail

China says its new digital currency will be an insurance policy in case tech giants fail

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Tech giants are increasingly powerful and interwoven with society, and the Chinese government is making contingency plans in case they fail.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. China has been at the...

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Scientists developed a device that enables two way communication with plants

Scientists developed a device that enables two way communication with plants

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Plants are a rich source of information – if you can communicate with them that is …   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. In the past couple of years I’ve seen scientists...

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JPMorgan ventures into UK retail banking with its first digital only bank

JPMorgan ventures into UK retail banking with its first digital only bank

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The cost of opening and operating a digital only bank is just a fraction of that of a traditional bank.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. For the past five years or...

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Global NFT craze helps digital assets of all kinds sell for record breaking sums

Global NFT craze helps digital assets of all kinds sell for record breaking sums

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF NFT’s that allow people to sell any type of digital asset, from a tweet to a digital piece of artwork, are fuelling an unprecedented spending craze.   Love the Exponential Future? Join our XPotential Community, future proof yourself with courses from XPotential University, connect, watch a keynote, or browse my blog....

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